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About the train journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne

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The train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne usually takes 6 hours 13 minutes on average to travel 427 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 5 hours 22 minutes. You can expect to find 25 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lausanne, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Lausanne.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $31.11.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lausanne, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 6h 13m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 265 miles (427 km). There are normally 25 trains per day traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from $31.11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 22m
PriceFrom $31.11
Distance265 miles (427 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train02:45
Last train21:50
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationLausanne
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:06 14:28 5h 22m, 3 changes
09:06 14:40 5h 34m, 2 changes
11:06 16:28 5h 22m, 3 changes
11:06 16:40 5h 34m, 2 changes
11:06 17:40 6h 34m, 1 change
12:20 18:16 5h 56m, 3 changes
13:06 18:28 5h 22m, 3 changes
13:06 18:40 5h 34m, 2 changes
13:06 19:40 6h 34m, 1 change
14:26 20:16 5h 50m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne starts at $31.11 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lausanne is 6 hours and 13 minutes, with around 25 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne is 5 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne can start from as little as $31.11 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne leaves at 02:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne leaves at 21:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne cover a distance of around 265 miles (427 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/29/2022 for travel on 09/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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