How to travel from Lucerne to Heidelberg

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Travel Information from Lucerne to Heidelberg

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $204
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 12 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€47) • 7 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesHOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 163 miles (263 km) from Lucerne to Heidelberg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lucerne to Heidelberg.

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International travel from Lucerne, Switzerland to Heidelberg, 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 Heidelberg if traveling from Lucerne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Heidelberg, 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 to Heidelberg from Lucerne.

The restriction level for your return to Lucerne, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Lucerne from Heidelberg restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Lucerne from Heidelberg?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 3/22/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lucerne from Heidelberg closer to your date of departure here.

There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Heidelberg: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Heidelberg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Heidelberg:

A bus is generally $195 (€172) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $204 (€180) from Lucerne to Heidelberg.

Taking a bus is usually $44 (€39) less than taking a train to Heidelberg, which costs on average $53 (€47) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Heidelberg from Lucerne is by train with an average travel time of 7 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Heidelberg can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 8 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 10 h 45 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 163 miles (263 km) from Lucerne to Heidelberg.

The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Heidelberg is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Lucerne and Heidelberg as scheduled services by bus, 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 Heidelberg:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof to Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf).
  • Most travelers take a train from Luzern Bhf to Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • You can travel between Lucerne and Heidelberg by flight with HOP! You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $204 (€180) with HOP! From Lucerne to Heidelberg.
  • You can take a train from Lucerne to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $53 (€47) with Deutsche Bahn from Lucerne to Heidelberg.
Many of our customers traveling from Lucerne to Heidelberg don't make Heidelberg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Heidelberg are Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Heidelberg to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $9 (€8) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $204 (€180) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $53 (€47) one way.

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

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