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Buses from Zurich to Lausanne

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Zurich - Lausanne Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Zurich to Lausanne. Traveling by bus from Zurich to Lausanne usually takes around 7 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance108 mi (173 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$33.54
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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What bus companies travel from Zurich to Lausanne?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Zurich to Lausanne. FlixBus is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus17h 15m$33.54
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Zurich to Lausanne, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 15 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Zurich to Lausanne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Zurich to Lausanne?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 173 kilometers from Zurich to Lausanne. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zurich?

There is usually only one bus per day from Zurich to Lausanne. It leaves the station in Zurich at 11:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus trips to Lausanne are there per day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Zurich to Lausanne. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Zurich

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zurich?

Main departure station: Limmatstrasse 5

Most buses depart from the main station in Zurich.

All bus stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

Where does the bus arrive in Lausanne?

Main arrival station: Rue des Plaines-du-Loup

All buses from Zurich arrive at one main station in Lausanne.

Bus stations in Lausanne:

  • Rue des Plaines-du-Loup

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