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Taking the train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 2 hours 57 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Zermatt to Lausanne? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 16 minutes to travel the 102 km from Zermatt to Lausanne by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 57 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 32 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel with SBB trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Zermatt to Lausanne start from $32.39 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Lausanne? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Zermatt to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 3h 16m to travel from Zermatt to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (102 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Zermatt to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from $32.39 when you book in advance.

First train

05:37

Last train

22:13

Departure station

Zermatt

Arrival station

Lausanne

Journey time

2h 57m

Distance

102 miles (63 km)

Frequency

32 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $32.39

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS

Zermatt to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Lausanne for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:37 13:39 3h 2m, 1 change
11:13 14:10 2h 57m, 1 change
11:37 14:39 3h 2m, 1 change
12:13 15:10 2h 57m, 1 change
12:37 15:39 3h 2m, 1 change
13:13 16:10 2h 57m, 1 change
13:37 16:39 3h 2m, 1 change
14:13 17:10 2h 57m, 1 change
14:37 17:39 3h 2m, 1 change
15:13 18:10 2h 57m, 1 change

SBB trains from Zermatt to Lausanne

You can travel from Zermatt to Lausanne 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 Zermatt to Lausanne

The price of train tickets from Zermatt to Lausanne starts at $32.39 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 Zermatt 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.

FAQs for Zermatt to Lausanne

Want to know more about your journey from Zermatt 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 Zermatt to Lausanne take?

The average journey time by train between Zermatt and Lausanne is 3 hours and 16 minutes, with around 32 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 Zermatt and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Lausanne is 2 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Zermatt to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Zermatt to Lausanne can start from as little as $32.39 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 Zermatt to Lausanne?

No, there are no direct train services from Zermatt to Lausanne. Travelling from Zermatt to Lausanne by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Zermatt to Lausanne leave?

The first train from Zermatt to Lausanne leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zermatt to Lausanne leave?

The last train from Zermatt to Lausanne leaves at 22:13. 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 Zermatt and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Zermatt to Lausanne cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Zermatt.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zermatt to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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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