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Brussels to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 11h 11m to travel from Brussels to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 317 miles (510 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from €37.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 01m
Price€37.90 - €232.30
Distance317 miles (510 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationLausanne
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB, erb,

Brussels to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Lausanne for Sunday 12th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:43 Bruxelles-Midi21:37 LausanneThalys 9448 Thalys Get tickets6h 54m, 1 change
16:17 Bruxelles-Midi23:39 LausanneTGV INOUI 9836 SNCF Get tickets7h 22m, 2 changes
17:13 Bruxelles-Midi08:15 LausanneThalys 9364 SNCF Get tickets15h 02m, 3 changes
17:25 Bruxelles-Midi06:45 LausanneThalys 9461 Thalys Get tickets13h 20m, 5 changes
17:25 Bruxelles-Midi07:40 LausanneThalys 9461 Thalys Get tickets14h 15m, 4 changes
18:34 Bruxelles-Nord08:16 LausanneICE 19 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets13h 42m, 4 changes
18:34 Bruxelles-Nord08:40 LausanneICE 19 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets14h 06m, 3 changes
19:17 Bruxelles-Midi09:18 LausanneTGV INOUI 9846 SNCF Get tickets14h 01m, 2 changes
20:07 Bruxelles-Nord08:40 LausanneIntercity 518 SNCB Get tickets12h 33m, 5 changes
20:13 Bruxelles-Midi10:15 LausanneThalys 9382 SNCF Get tickets14h 02m, 1 change

SBB, Deutsche Bahn, NS and SNCB trains from Brussels to Lausanne

You can travel from Brussels to Lausanne on SBB, Deutsche Bahn, NS and SNCB 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).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Lausanne

Train tickets from Brussels to Lausanne start at €37.90 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 €210.55.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price145.05
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price153.19
on the day
avg. single price210.55

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 Brussels 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Lausanne is 11 hours and 11 minutes, with around 17 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 Brussels and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Lausanne is 7 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Brussels to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Lausanne can start from as little as €37.90 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 Brussels to Lausanne?

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

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

The first train from Brussels to Lausanne leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Lausanne leaves at 21:11. 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 Brussels and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Lausanne cover a distance of around 317 miles (510 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Brussels.
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 Brussels to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 14/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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