Cologne to Lausanne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 7m

Travelling from Cologne to Lausanne by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Lausanne take around 6 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 493 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Lausanne.

Are there direct trains from Cologne to Lausanne?

Journeys between Cologne and Lausanne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Cologne to Lausanne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Lausanne?

The Cologne to Lausanne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cologne to Lausanne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lausanne is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:22 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:59.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cologne to Lausanne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Lausanne by train.

Which train companies operate between Cologne and Lausanne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Lausanne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • SBB
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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