Zurich to Lausanne by train

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 8m
  • Distance
    174 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 15m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zurich to Lausanne by train

Fast 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.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Lausanne?

Direct trains from Zurich to Lausanne have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Lausanne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 33 departures.

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

The Zurich to Lausanne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

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.

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.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Lausanne?

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

  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Schnellzug
  • Trein/train
  • Zug

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 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.