How to travel from Interlaken to Lucerne

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from Interlaken to Lucerne

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

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To get from Interlaken to Lucerne on May 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Interlaken and Lucerne

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $35 (€31) • 1 h 56 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€31) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB or SBB

Take a bus or train to travel 32 miles (52 km) between Interlaken and Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are SBB or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Interlaken to Lucerne.

How to get from Interlaken to Lucerne

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Interlaken 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 Interlaken 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

You can travel to Lucerne from Interlaken 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Interlaken is by taking a train, which costs on average $35 (€31).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

Taking a train is about $22 (€20) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $57 (€51) for this route.

The fastest way from Interlaken to Lucerne is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 56 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lucerne that can usually take longer:

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The distance from Interlaken to Lucerne is approximately 32 miles (52 km).

The average frequency per day from Interlaken to Lucerne is:

  • 1 bus per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Interlaken to Lucerne depart from Interlaken, Untere Bönigstrasse (Interlaken Ost) to Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

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

  • Travel with SBB to go to Lucerne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SBB Interlaken to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $57 (€51).
  • Travel with SBB to go to Lucerne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SBB Interlaken to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $35 (€31).
Omio customers who travel from Interlaken 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 planning your trip from Interlaken to Lucerne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $57 (€51) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $35 (€31) one way.

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

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