How to travel from Geneva to Lucerne

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Travel Information between Geneva and Lucerne

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or flight
priceTicket price range$53 -
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $53 (€46) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $216 (€187) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, SWISS or SBB

Take a train or flight to travel 118 miles (190 km) to Lucerne from Geneva. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar, SWISS or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Geneva to Lucerne.

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from Geneva to Lucerne

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

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The best way to travel from Geneva to Lucerne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SBB
08:59AM3h02
Geneva station
12:01PMLucerne station
$881One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
08:42AM3h13
Geneva station
11:55AMLucerne station
$881One-way
2 transfers
Fastest
Swiss
06:00AM0h45
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
06:45AMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$6211One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SBB
09:15AM2h50
Geneva station
12:05PMLucerne station
$1251One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:15AM2h50
Geneva station
11:05AMLucerne station
$1251One-way
1 transfer
SBB
09:15AM3h30
Geneva station
12:45PMLucerne station
$1251One-way
2 transfers
Swiss
03:00PM0h50
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
03:50PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$5301One-way
0 transfers
Swiss
06:50PM0h50
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
07:40PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$5301One-way
0 transfers
Swiss
08:10PM0h50
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
09:00PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$5301One-way
0 transfers

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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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All travel companies: Airlines and Train from Geneva to Lucerne

Find the best route from Geneva to Lucerne with Omio's travel partners SBB and SWISS! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next travel trip from Geneva to Lucerne, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

    Swiss is Switzerland’s leading airline and offers Economy and Business ticket fares for your next travel between Geneva and Lucerne.

      FAQs: Travel from Geneva to Lucerne

      FAQs: Travel to Lucerne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Lucerne.
      FAQs

      You can get from Geneva to Lucerne 2 different ways: train or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Lucerne from Geneva is a train with an average price of $53 (€46).

      This is compared to other travel options from Geneva to Lucerne:

      Taking a train costs () less than taking a bus, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      Taking a train costs $163 (€141) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $216 (€187).

      The fastest way to get to Lucerne from Geneva is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

      Other travel options to Lucerne take longer:

      Train takes on average 2 h 50 min.

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

      The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lucerne is:

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

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

        • Buses mostly leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and tend to arrive in Lucerne, Train station.
        • Trains most often depart from Geneva at Geneva and arrive in Lucerne at Lucerne.

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

        • You can travel from Geneva to Lucerne by flight with SWISS. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $216 (€187) with SWISS from Geneva to Lucerne.
        • You can travel by train to Lucerne from Geneva with SBB, and you can find SBB Geneva to Lucerne tickets for $53 (€46) on Omio.

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

        • Direct bus with.
        • Direct services by plane with SWISS.
        • Direct services by train with SBB.

        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.

        Your trip from Geneva to Lucerne doesn't have to end in Lucerne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan, Interlaken, Paris or Basel. If you’d like to add Zurich, Milan, Interlaken, Paris or Basel to your Geneva to Lucerne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lucerne today!

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