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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15AMGeneva2h50 01:05PMLuzern Bhf
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$791One-way
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Fri
Jan 21
$79SBB
$257Swiss
Sat
Jan 22
$60SBB
$213Swiss
Sun
Jan 23
$63SBB
$214Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$57SBB
$179Swiss
Tue
Jan 25
$61SBB
$179Swiss
Thu
Jan 27
$49SBB
$219Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$59SBB
$179Swiss
Sat
Jan 29
$60SBB
$214Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$57SBB
$127Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$57SBB
$178Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$59SBB
$152Swiss
Wed
Feb 2
$52SBB
$153Swiss
Thu
Feb 3
$52SBB
$213Swiss
Fri
Feb 4
$39SBB
$132Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$52SBB
$214Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$56SBB
$179Swiss
Tue
Feb 8
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$129Swiss
Wed
Feb 9
$49SBB
$127Swiss

Travel Information between Geneva and Lucerne

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $50 (€41) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€94) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or SBB

Take a flight or train to travel 118 miles (190 km) from Geneva to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $50 (€41). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Swiss or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train 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 travel to Lucerne from Geneva including taking a flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Geneva and Lucerne is by taking a train with an average price of $50 (€41).

This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

Taking a train is usually $65 (€53) less than taking a flight to Lucerne, which costs on average $114 (€94) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Geneva and Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 2 h 50 min.

How many miles from Geneva to Lucerne would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lucerne is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and in Lucerne?

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

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

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

    • Swiss can take you to Lucerne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Swiss from Geneva to Lucerne for $114 (€94).
    • SBB can take you to Lucerne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SBB from Geneva to Lucerne for $50 (€41).

    Is there a direct service from Geneva to Lucerne?

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

    • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Lucerne with SBB.

    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.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Geneva to Lucerne?

    Omio customers who travel from Geneva 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.

    When should I buy a ticket from Geneva to Lucerne online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average $114 (€94) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $50 (€41) one way.

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

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