Zurich to Lausanne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 8m

Travelling from Zurich to Lausanne by train

The fastest trains from Zurich to Lausanne take around 2 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 174 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Lausanne.

Direct trains run between Zurich and Lausanne.

We usually find around 29 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Lausanne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Lausanne is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:19 and the last train is around 23:03. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Zurich to Lausanne train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days 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 Zurich to Lausanne by train.

Which trains operate between Zurich and Lausanne?

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

  • InterCity
  • Intercités

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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