You can get from Cologne to Lucerne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Lucerne on Sep 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||274 miles (442 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$28 - $63|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $28 (€22) • 11 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $63 (€50) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a flight, bus or train to travel 274 miles (442 km) from Cologne to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Cologne to Lucerne.
International travel from Cologne, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; 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 to Lucerne from Cologne.
The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 9/25/21. 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 Cologne from Lucerne here.
There are 3 ways to travel from Cologne to Lucerne including taking a flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lucerne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€22) compared to other travel options to Lucerne:
Taking a bus is about $35 (€28) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $63 (€50) for this trip.
Taking a bus is usually $30 (€24) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $57 (€46) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Cologne to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lucerne that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Lucerne by bus can take on average 11 h.
In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 5 h 43 min.
The distance is approximately 274 miles (442 km) from Cologne to Lucerne.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Lucerne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Lucerne from Cologne as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Lucerne:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Lucerne with the following travel companies:
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 route.
Before traveling from Cologne to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Cologne 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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