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Train travel from Lausanne to Zurich

Travel from Lausanne to Zurich by train and avoid the hassle of car travel. This train journey is covered by SBB trains and takes just a little over two hours, with both stations being conveniently located for easy access to the rest of the city. It’s also the most eco-friendly option.

SBB trains are kitted out with all you need to travel in comfort. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque views from the comfort of a spacious seat. On Intercity trains, there’s even a Family zone where children can play – is there a better way to travel with your family?

Once you get off at Zurich HB, wander over to the beautiful Old Botanical Garden or spend your time exploring the Altstadt (Old Town) and the city’s fantastic museum scene.

Want to learn more about the Lausanne to Zurich train route? Scroll down for all the FAQs and train times to plan your trip.

Lausanne to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 2h 24m to travel from Lausanne to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 108 miles (174 km). There are normally 53 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from $23.04 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 08m
Price$23.04 - $84.48
Distance108 miles (174 km)
Frequency53 trains per day
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationZurich Hb
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Lausanne to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Zurich Hb for Tuesday Jul 14th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:20 14:28 2h 08m, direct
12:30 14:56 2h 26m, 1 change
12:44 14:58 2h 14m, 1 change
13:20 15:28 2h 08m, direct
13:30 15:56 2h 26m, 1 change
13:44 15:58 2h 14m, 1 change
14:20 16:28 2h 08m, direct
14:30 16:56 2h 26m, 1 change
14:44 16:58 2h 14m, 1 change
15:20 17:28 2h 08m, direct

SBB trains from Lausanne to Zurich Hb

You can travel from Lausanne to Zurich Hb on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Zurich Hb

Train tickets from Lausanne to Zurich Hb start at $23.04 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $76.47.
lowest price found
from$23.04
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$67.20
on the day
avg. single price$76.47

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 Lausanne to Zurich Hb 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

FAQs for Lausanne to Zurich Hb

Want to know more about your journey from Lausanne to Zurich Hb? 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 Lausanne to Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Zurich Hb is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 53 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 Lausanne and Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb is 2 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb cost?

Train tickets from Lausanne to Zurich Hb can start from as little as $23.04 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 Lausanne to Zurich Hb?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lausanne to Zurich Hb without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Lausanne to Zurich Hb. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb leave?

The first train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb leave?

The last train from Lausanne to Zurich Hb leaves at 23:46. 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 Lausanne and Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 108 miles (174 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to Lausanne.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lausanne to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/14/2020. 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 04/01/2019 for travel on 04/01/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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