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from Hamburg to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Lucerne on Sep 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50PMHamburg Hbf12h05 08:55AMLuzern Bhf
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$231One-way
Cheapest
08:50PMHamburg Hbf12h05 08:55AMLuzern Bhf
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$231One-way
Other options
08:01PMHamburg Hbf11h54 07:55AMLuzern Bhf
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$891One-way
08:01PMHamburg Hbf12h04 08:05AMLuzern Bhf
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$891One-way
10:46PMHamburg Hbf11h19 10:05AMLuzern Bhf
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$891One-way

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Thu
Sep 23
$37Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$131easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$107easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$217Eurowings
Sun
Sep 26
$67Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$81easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$43Deutsche Bahn with connection
$31Flixbus
$50easyJet

Travel Information from Hamburg to Lucerne

distanceDistance456 miles (735 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $50
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 11 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $50 (€40) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 456 miles (735 km) by bus, flight or train to Lucerne from Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Hamburg to Lucerne.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Hamburg to Lucerne?

Travel from Hamburg, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lucerne from Hamburg 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 Hamburg?

  • 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 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 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Hamburg to Lucerne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Hamburg, Germany from Lucerne, Switzerland?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Hamburg, 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 Hamburg 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 Hamburg, 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 9/22/21. 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 Hamburg from Lucerne here.

How do I get from Hamburg to Lucerne?

You can travel from Hamburg to Lucerne 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Hamburg to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Lucerne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€19) compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

A train is generally $8 (€6) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $31 (€25) from Hamburg to Lucerne.

Taking a train is about $26 (€21) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $50 (€40) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Hamburg to Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel from Hamburg to Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by bus can take on average 15 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 11 h 54 min   on average.

What is the distance from Hamburg to Lucerne?

Lucerne is approximately 456 miles (735 km) away from Hamburg.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Hamburg to Lucerne?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Lucerne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Hamburg to Lucerne for $31 (€25) on Omio.
  • Eurowings can get you to Lucerne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Hamburg to Lucerne for $50 (€40) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Lucerne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Lucerne from Hamburg ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Hamburg to Lucerne? Many Omio customers who go from Hamburg to Lucerne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Paris. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Milan or Paris from Lucerne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Hamburg to Lucerne online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $31 (€25) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $50 (€40) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Hamburg 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

Hamburg
Lucerne
Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
Amenities
Hamburg Hbf
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Refreshments
Hamburg-Altona
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