How to travel from Berlin to Lucerne

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from Berlin to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Lucerne on May 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:28PMBerlin Hbf10h27 07:55AMLuzern Bhf
3 transfers
04:37PMBerlin Gesundbrunnen15h18 07:55AMLuzern Bhf
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09:28PMBerlin Hbf11h02 08:30AMLuzern Bhf
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04:31PMBerlin Hbf8h45 01:16AMLuzern Bhf
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06:31AMBerlin Hbf8h34 03:05PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers

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Travel Information to Lucerne from Berlin

distanceDistance440 miles (710 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$75 - $120
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $75 (€67) • 15 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $117 (€105) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 440 miles (710 km) by bus, flight or train to Lucerne from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $75 (€67). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Berlin to Lucerne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Lucerne

Travel to Lucerne 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 Berlin to Lucerne.

International travel from Berlin, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lucerne if traveling from Berlin?

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What measures do I need to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Berlin to Lucerne.

The current restriction level for returning to Berlin, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Berlin, Germany from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Berlin from Lucerne?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Which rules do I need to follow in Berlin, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Berlin from Lucerne here.

There are 3 ways to travel to Lucerne from Berlin including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Berlin and Lucerne is by taking a bus with an average price of $75 (€67).

This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

Taking a bus is usually $42 (€38) less than taking a flight to Lucerne, which costs on average $117 (€105) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $45 (€41) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $120 (€108) from Berlin to Lucerne.

The fastest way from Berlin to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lucerne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 15 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 4 min.

Lucerne is approximately 440 miles (710 km) away from Berlin.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Lucerne is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Berlin and Lucerne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Berlin to Lucerne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

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

  • You can travel from Berlin to Lucerne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $75 (€67) with Flixbus from Berlin to Lucerne.
  • You can travel by plane between Berlin and Lucerne with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Berlin to Lucerne tickets for $117 (€105) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Berlin to Lucerne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $120 (€108) with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Lucerne.

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Lucerne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 6 direct trains per day to Lucerne with.

Direct services to Lucerne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Berlin to Lucerne? Many Omio customers who go from Berlin to Lucerne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Paris. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Milan or Paris from Lucerne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $75 (€67) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket costs $117 (€105) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $120 (€108) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Berlin 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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