Basel to Lausanne train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Basel to Lausanne

Showing times and prices for Jun 18


Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m


4 h 20 m

Trains per day



136 km

Cheap train tickets from Basel to start from $67 with an average ticket price of $78.

The fastest train from Basel to takes 2h 13m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 20m and covers a distance of 136 km.

15 trains that leave Basel for every day with It's difficult to get from Basel to Lausanne without transferring at least once. travelling directly.

Basel SBB
11:41AMLausanne station
1 transfer
Basel SBB
12:16PMLausanne station
1 transfer
Basel SBB
11:34AMLausanne station
2 transfers
Basel SBB
11:16AMLausanne station
1 transfer
Basel SBB
10:41AMLausanne station
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Basel to Lausanne

distanceDistance84 miles (136 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€64)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Basel to Lausanne cover the 84 miles (136 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like SBB. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $42 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€64). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Lausanne.

Train companies: SBB from Basel to Lausanne trains

SBB trains will get you to Lausanne from Basel from $31 (€27). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains from Basel to Lausanne. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.

Train information from Basel to Lausanne with SBB:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: $31
  • SBB frequency: 2 a day

FAQs: Trains from Basel to Lausanne

FAQs: Travel by train from Basel to Lausanne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Lausanne.
Cheap train tickets from Basel to Lausanne can start from as little as $42 (€37) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Basel to Lausanne is $73 (€64); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Basel to Lausanne train time is 2 h 13 min   covering the 84 mile (136 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Basel to Lausanne leaves at 6: 28 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Basel to Lausanne leaves at 9: 31 PM.
There are 2 trains a day from Basel to Lausanne which require at least one change with SBB. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Basel to Lausanne, you can count on SBB for the best way to get you to Lausanne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Basel and Lausanne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 31 PM.

When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel St. Johann. When arriving in Lausanne, you can end your trip in train stations like Lausanne, Lausanne-Ouchy and Lausanne-Flon.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Lausanne, located 0.4 miles (646 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Lausanne from Basel is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Basel to Lausanne is November.
You have options as you can travel to Lausanne from Basel 2 different ways: train or bus.

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