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from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne

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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne

distanceDistance211 miles (341 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $226
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€23) • 8 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $226 (€181) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 211 miles (341 km) by bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland?

International travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lucerne if traveling from Frankfurt am Main?

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
  • 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 9/20/21; 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 Frankfurt am Main.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Lucerne, Switzerland?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, 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 Frankfurt am Main from Lucerne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, 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 9/20/21. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Lucerne here.

How do I reach Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne: bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus with an average price of $29 (€23).

This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

Taking a bus is usually $197 (€157) less than taking a flight to Lucerne, which costs on average $226 (€181) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $11 (€8) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $40 (€32) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 4 h 15 min.

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

You should expect to travel around 211 miles (341 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Lucerne.

When traveling to Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main, where do I depart from Frankfurt am Main and where do I arrive in Lucerne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne:

  • Buses most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and arrive in Lucerne at Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.
Which travel operators can get me to Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Lucerne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne for $29 (€23).
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Lucerne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne for $226 (€181) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Lucerne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $40 (€32).
Where should I go next after I travel between Frankfurt am Main and Lucerne?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt am Main and Lucerne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lucerne and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $29 (€23) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $226 (€181) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $40 (€32) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Frankfurt am Main 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

Frankfurt am Main
Lucerne
Frankfurt(Main) Hbf
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