There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Lausanne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA) VIE - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$83 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne

$70 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$142 - $382

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$167 - $442

Fly to Berne, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berne (BRN) VIE - BRN
  2. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$206 - $1,192

Train  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$193 - $329

Night train, train  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$201 - $345

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Lausanne 593.3 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Lausanne is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Lausanne is 757 km. The road distance is 949.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Vienna to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna - Erdberg and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 27 min.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 10 h 27 min and costs 160€ - 290€.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 473 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 10 h 27 min. Alternatively, Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Vienna to Lausanne once daily, and the journey takes 13 h 56 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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