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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$24 - $118
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $118 (€98) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 211 miles (341 km) by bus, flight or train to Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Lucerne, Switzerland if I’m coming from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

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

Is international entry into Lucerne from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lucerne, Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 1/22/22. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Lucerne here.

How do I travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

A train is generally $6 (€5) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $30 (€25) from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.

A train is generally $94 (€78) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $118 (€98) from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.

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

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

Other travel options to Lucerne can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

Lucerne is approximately 211 miles (341 km) away from Frankfurt am Main.

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne depart from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf to Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

Who can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

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

  • You can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $30 (€25) with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.
  • You can take a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $118 (€98) with Lufthansa Cityline from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.
  • You can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $24 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne.

Is there a direct service from Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline, Swiss or tab.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn.

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 Frankfurt am Main.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Frankfurt am Main to 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 early should I buy Frankfurt am Main to Lucerne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $30 (€25) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $118 (€98) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $24 (€20) 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.