You can get from Zurich to Lucerne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Lucerne on 07 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||24 miles (39 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight, ferry or train|
|Fastest mode||Train • £23 • 41 min|
|Popular travel companies||Geo Travel or SBB|
Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 24 miles (39 km) between Zurich and Lucerne. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Geo Travel or SBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Zurich to Lucerne.
The distance between the cities of Zurich and Lucerne is only 52 kilometers, making flying a nonviable option. Switzerland has a system whereby cities are joined by either trains or coaches. As regular trains run between the two cities there is no available bus route. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne take just under one hour.
Return trips from Lucerne to Zurich are also available.
Swiss Federal Railways operate direct trains from Zurich to Lucerne which run approximately every half hour throughout the day. The first train leaves at around 5:30 a.m. with departures continuing until just after midnight. The journey time between the two cities is just under one hour. Zurich Hauptbahnhof, or mainline station is a busy and important regional and international hub located in the Old Town and within walking distance of the city's tourist attractions. Zurich has an extensive and efficient public transport network which operates an integrated ticketing system making it very tourist friendly. The network consists of Swiss PostAuto coaches, city coaches, suburban and regional trains, as well as trams, cable cars and ferries. Trains arrive at Lucerne Hauptbahnhof which is centrally located next to Lake Lucerne and close to the city center. Lucerne has a network of frequent local coaches which serve the city and the Lido beaches. Both train stations have car rentals and taxis available and both cities have night bus routes which run on Friday and Saturdays.
There are 4 ways to travel to Lucerne from Zurich including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.
Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Lucerne. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.
This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:
A flight is £76 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Zurich to Lucerne costing on average £76.
A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same journey. A ferry costs on average £1 from Zurich to Lucerne.
A flight is generally £23 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £23 from Zurich to Lucerne.
The fastest way to get to Lucerne from Zurich is by train with an average travel time of 41 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lucerne that can usually take longer:
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The Zurich to Lucerne distance is approximately 24 miles (39 km).
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Lucerne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and 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 Zurich to Lucerne:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Lucerne with the following travel operators:
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 between Zurich and Lucerne.
When planning your trip between Zurich and Lucerne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Lucerne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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