How to get from Basel to Lucerne

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from Basel to Lucerne

You can get from Basel to Lucerne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Basel to Lucerne on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:14Basel SBB1h16 10:30Luzern Bhf
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£251One-way
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09:14Basel SBB1h16 10:30Luzern Bhf
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£251One-way
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08:14Basel SBB1h16 09:30Luzern Bhf
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£261One-way
08:55Basel SBB1h10 10:05Luzern Bhf
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£281One-way
08:25Basel SBB1h30 09:55Luzern Bhf
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£311One-way

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Travel Information to Lucerne from Basel

distanceDistance49 miles (79 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £19 • 1 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 49 miles (79 km) from Basel to Lucerne. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are SBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Basel to Lucerne.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel to Lucerne from Basel including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Lucerne, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

A flight is £8 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Basel to Lucerne costing on average £8.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from Basel to Lucerne costing on average £1.

A flight journey is usually £19 less than a journey to Lucerne by train, which costs on average £19 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Basel and Lucerne is by train, which takes on average 1 h 2 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by coach can take on average 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Basel and Lucerne is around 49 miles (79 km).

The average frequency per day from Basel to Lucerne is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 53 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Basel to Lucerne as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Lucerne:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Lucerne:

  • You can travel between Basel and Lucerne by train with SBB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £19 with SBB from Basel to Lucerne.

Yes, there are direct services available to Lucerne from Basel with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with BlaBlaCar with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with SBB with 34 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lucerne as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Basel to Lucerne.

Omio customers who travel from Basel to Lucerne often also extend their holiday to go to Zurich, Milan or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lucerne and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Basel to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £8 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £19 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Basel to Lucerne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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