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from Geneva to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Geneva to Lucerne on Sep 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:59AMGeneva3h02 12:01PMLuzern Bhf
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$731One-way
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08:59AMGeneva3h02 12:01PMLuzern Bhf
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$731One-way
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09:42AMGeneva3h13 12:55PMLuzern Bhf
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$821One-way
08:15AMGeneva2h50 11:05AMLuzern Bhf
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$971One-way
09:15AMGeneva2h50 12:05PMLuzern Bhf
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$971One-way

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Sun
Sep 26
$75SBB
$247Swiss
Mon
Sep 27
$73SBB
$204Swiss
Tue
Sep 28
$68SBB
$204Swiss
Wed
Sep 29
$67SBB
$170Swiss
Thu
Sep 30
$58SBB
$202Swiss
Fri
Oct 1
$56SBB
$204Swiss
Sat
Oct 2
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$143Swiss
Sun
Oct 3
$49SBB
$170Swiss
Mon
Oct 4
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$201Cityjet
Tue
Oct 5
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$117Swiss
Thu
Oct 7
$49SBB
$202Swiss
Fri
Oct 8
$58SBB
$204Swiss
Sun
Oct 10
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$117Edelweiss Air
Mon
Oct 11
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$203Swiss
Tue
Oct 12
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$117Swiss
Wed
Oct 13
$39SBB
$117Swiss
Fri
Oct 15
$50SBB
$203Swiss
Sat
Oct 16
$53SBB
$117Swiss

Travel Information to Lucerne from Geneva

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $247
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $49 (€39) • 3 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $247 (€197) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or SBB

Take a flight or train to travel 118 miles (190 km) between Geneva and 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Swiss or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Geneva to Lucerne.

How to Travel from Geneva to Lucerne

The journey between the two can be as short as 45 minutes and are 164 miles apart. Many visitors to Geneva head directly to Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Europe. One can swim in the Lake or take a scenic boat tour. Lucerne is situated in Central Switzerland. One of the main attractions in Lucerne is Mount Pilatus, a mountain of 2,128 metres. One can reach the summit by a cogwheel railway, where one can enjoy the stunning view of Lake Lucerne down in the valley below.

Train: There are three trains a hour from Geneva. The journey takes between 2 hours 50 minutes and 3 hours 18 minutes. It involves at least one change. Trains leave Geneva from Geneva Cornavin Station and arrive in Lucerne Station. All trains are operated by SBB (Swiss Federal Railways).

Bus: There are no buses between these two Swiss cities.

Flight: There are 8 direct flights a day between Geneva and Lucerne. These flights, operated by SwissAir, take between 45 minutes to 55 minutes. They depart from Geneva Airport and land at Zurich Airport. There are numerous non-direct flights, which means there are at least two flights an hour between the two. Non-direct flights take between 2 hours 55 minutes and 28 hours 15 minutes.

Traveling from Geneva to Lucerne: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne? The cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne is by train.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne? The quickest way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne is by catching a flight from Zurich airport, which usually takes 45 minutes.

How to get from Geneva to Lucerne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Geneva to Lucerne, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Geneva to Lucerne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I reach Lucerne from Geneva?

There are 2 ways to get from Geneva to Lucerne: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Geneva to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Geneva is by taking a train, which costs on average $49 (€39).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

Taking a train is about $198 (€158) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $247 (€197) for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from Geneva to Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel between Geneva and Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 2 min   on average.

What is the distance from Geneva to Lucerne?

The distance is approximately 118 miles (190 km) from Geneva to Lucerne.

How many services a day are there between Geneva and Lucerne?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lucerne is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Geneva and Lucerne as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Lucerne from Geneva, where do I depart from Geneva and where do I arrive in Lucerne?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Geneva to Lucerne?

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

    • You can go to Lucerne from Geneva by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $247 (€197) with Swiss from Geneva to Lucerne on Omio.
    • You can travel between Geneva and Lucerne by train with SBB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $49 (€39) with SBB from Geneva to Lucerne.
    Can I find a direct route to Lucerne from Geneva?

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

    • You can travel directly by plane with Swiss.

    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 from Geneva to Lucerne.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Geneva to Lucerne?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Geneva 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 Geneva 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 book my Geneva to Lucerne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from Geneva to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A plane ticket costs $247 (€197) one way on average for this trip.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $49 (€39) one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Geneva to Lucerne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Geneva
    Lucerne
    Geneve, Cornavin
    Amenities

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