How to travel from Lucerne to Essen

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Travel Information between Lucerne and Essen

distanceDistance309 miles (498 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $212
fastestFastest modeFlight • $212 (€188) • 4 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 309 miles (498 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Essen from Lucerne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lucerne to Essen.

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International travel from Lucerne, Switzerland to Essen, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen if traveling from Lucerne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Lucerne and Essen.

Return travel to Lucerne, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Lucerne, Switzerland was last verified on 3/22/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lucerne from Essen.

There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Essen: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Lucerne to Essen is by taking a ferry with an average price of $18 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A ferry is $29 (€26) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Lucerne to Essen costing on average $47 (€42).

Taking a ferry is about $194 (€172) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $212 (€188) for this route.

A ferry is generally $61 (€54) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $79 (€70) from Lucerne to Essen.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Lucerne is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Essen can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 21 h 28 min   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 6 h 28 min.

The Lucerne to Essen distance is around 309 miles (498 km).

The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Essen is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 5 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Lucerne to Essen depart from Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof to Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers take a train from Luzern Bhf to Essen Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Essen by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Lucerne to Essen for $47 (€42).
  • HOP! Can get you to Essen by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with HOP! From Lucerne to Essen for $212 (€188) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Lucerne to Essen tickets on Omio for $79 (€70).
Looking to extend your trip from Lucerne to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Lucerne to Essen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Hamburg. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Paris or Hamburg from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $47 (€42) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $18 (€16) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $212 (€188) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $79 (€70) one way on average.

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

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