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.
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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.
102 miles (63 km)
32 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Lausanne is 2 hours and 57 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Zermatt to Lausanne leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Zermatt to Lausanne cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.