How to travel from Brussels to Lucerne

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from Brussels to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Lucerne on Aug 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:25PMBrussels-Midi7h40 10:05PMLuzern Bhf
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08:56PMBrussels-Midi13h09 10:05AMLuzern Bhf
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Travel Information between Brussels and Lucerne

distanceDistance317 miles (511 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $42 (€39) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $42 (€39) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 317 miles (511 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Brussels and Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Brussels to Lucerne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels 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 Brussels to Lucerne.

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Belgium enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lucerne from Brussels?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lucerne, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 8/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Brussels to Lucerne.

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. 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 Brussels from Lucerne here.

There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Lucerne: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Brussels is by taking a flight, which costs on average $42 (€39).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

A flight is $23 (€21) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Brussels to Lucerne costing on average $65 (€60).

Taking a flight is usually $14 (€13) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $56 (€52) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Brussels and Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 7 h 40 min.

The Brussels to Lucerne distance is around 317 miles (511 km).

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Lucerne is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 3 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Lucerne at Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Lucerne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lucerne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Brussels to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $65 (€60).
  • Ryanair can take you to Lucerne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Brussels to Lucerne for $42 (€39).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Lucerne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Brussels to Lucerne for $56 (€52) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Brussels to Lucerne with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Lucerne? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels 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 Brussels to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $65 (€60) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $42 (€39) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $56 (€52) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Brussels 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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