The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cologne to Lausanne will cost around £ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 49.
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6 h 10 m
7 h 29 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Cologne to Lausanne without changing at least once.
|Distance||304 miles (491 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||£36 (€41)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Lausanne cover the 304 miles (491 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lausanne.
You can travel by train from Cologne to Lausanne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Travel 304 miles (491 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Cologne to Lausanne. Check the DB train timetable for your trip between Cologne and Lausanne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Lausanne you can pay as low as £26.
Deutsche Bahn is the main operator of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, toilets are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Operator ticket policies for COVID
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Lausanne as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Lausanne is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Lausanne closer to your date of departure here.
There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Lausanne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lausanne, Lausanne, Closelet and Lausanne, Grattapaille.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lausanne.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Lausanne most often arrive at Lausanne and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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