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Trip Zurich Lausanne

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Lausanne

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How to get from Zurich to Lausanne?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Lausanne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Lausanne

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Lausanne (Switzerland) with a distance of 107 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Lausanne is a direct bound.
Trains InterCity (IC) of SBB CFF FFS to Lausanne leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Lausanne will take place at Lausanne station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Lausanne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Lausanne Route des Plaines-du-Loup bus station (1.2 mi from Lausanne, Switzerland). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Lausanne.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Lausanne.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Lausanne from Zurich. You can take the flight Zurich-Geneva and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Geneva (Geneva-Cointrin International airport, IATA code: GVA) operated by Swiss International Airlines or Royal Jordanian.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Lausanne?

Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Zurich-Lausanne with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lausanne at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
TGV Lyria transports passengers on a rail line from Geneva to Lausanne with the train TGV Lyria which leaves Genève Gare de Cornavin station to arrive at Lausanne railway station ( Switzerland)
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Geneva (arrival at Geneva-Cointrin International GVA airport)
Royal Jordanian flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Geneva (serving Geneva-Cointrin International GVA airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Lausanne (107.5 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Lausanne Route des Plaines-du-Loup ( Switzerland)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Lausanne

When travelling from Lausanne to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Geneva located at 140 mi from Zurich and 32 mi away from Lausanne, Berne situated at 60 mi from Zurich and at approximately 49 mi from Lausanne (Switzerland). If you have some time on your way to Lausanne or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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