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There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2 h 22 min

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

$79 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Lausanne K388

$13 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne 5 / ...

$70 - $130

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne 140.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 22 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich, Zurich Airport and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Lausanne is 179 km. The road distance is 225.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich, Zurich Airport station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 22 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 112.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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