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from Florence to Lucerne

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Travel Information to Lucerne from Florence

distanceDistance267 miles (431 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $438
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€34) • 9 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $438 (€349) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 267 miles (431 km) from Florence to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Lucerne.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lucerne, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

International travel from Florence, Italy to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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 between Florence and Lucerne.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Italy from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Return travel to Florence, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Florence, Italy was last verified on 9/25/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Florence from Lucerne.

How do I reach Lucerne from Florence?

You can travel between Florence and Lucerne 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Florence to Lucerne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from Florence to Lucerne is by taking a bus with an average price of $43 (€34).

This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

A bus is generally $395 (€316) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $438 (€349) from Florence to Lucerne.

A bus is $48 (€39) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Florence to Lucerne costing on average $91 (€73).

What is the fastest way from Florence to Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel to Lucerne from Florence is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 38 min   on average.

What is the distance between Florence and Lucerne?

You should expect to travel around 267 miles (431 km) between Florence and Lucerne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Florence to Lucerne?

The average frequency per day from Florence to Lucerne is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Florence to Lucerne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Florence to Lucerne:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.
Which travel companies can get me from Florence to Lucerne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Florence 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 Florence to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $43 (€34).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Lucerne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Florence to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $438 (€349).
  • Trenitalia can take you to Lucerne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Trenitalia from Florence to Lucerne for $91 (€73).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Florence and Lucerne ends?
Omio customers who travel from Florence to Lucerne often also extend their vacation 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.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Florence and Lucerne online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Florence to Lucerne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $43 (€34) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $438 (€349) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $91 (€73) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Florence to Lucerne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Florence
Lucerne
Firenze (Autostazione Sita - Via S. Caterina Da Siena)
Amenities
Firenze - Montelungo
Amenities
Firenze S.M.N.
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