There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Lausanne by plane, train, shuttle, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Zagreb to Geneva, train  •  7 h 42 min

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

$125 - $445

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Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Zob to Lausanne Parc Velodrom

$80 - $120

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Fly Zagreb to Zurich, train  •  6 h 52 min

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

$164 - $525

Fly Zagreb to Basel, train  •  8 h 39 min

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

$199 - $595

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$194 - $688

Fly Zagreb to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZAG - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Lausanne

$184 - $490

Train  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$175 - $295

Night bus, bus  •  18 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Lausanne

$83 - $109

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Lausanne 594.1 miles

$120 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb Zob and arriving at Lausanne Parc Velodrom. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Lausanne is 723 km. The road distance is 950.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Lausanne without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Zagreb to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Lausanne bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Zagreb Zob station.

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Zagreb to Lausanne train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Lausanne is to bus which takes 17 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Lausanne bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Lausanne Parc Velodrom station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 452.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Lausanne, Switzerland?

Globtour operates a bus from Zagreb to Lausanne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Geneva via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
59 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 Domodossola to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Lausanne Parc Velodrom
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
globtour.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rijeka to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Zagreb to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Lausanne is 951 km. It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to drive from Zagreb to Lausanne.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and 10 other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Lausanne bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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