Karlsruhe to Lausanne by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    306 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 25m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Karlsruhe to Lausanne by train

Fast trains from Karlsruhe to Lausanne take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 306 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Lausanne.

1. Are there direct trains from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

Journeys between Karlsruhe and Lausanne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Karlsruhe 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 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

The Karlsruhe to Lausanne train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Karlsruhe to Lausanne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lausanne is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 04:02 and the last train is around 23:24. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Karlsruhe to Lausanne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Karlsruhe to Lausanne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Karlsruhe and Lausanne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocity-Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn
  • 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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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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