How to travel from Lucerne to Zurich

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Travel Information between Lucerne and Zurich

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or SBB

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by bus or train between Lucerne and Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lucerne to Zurich.

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from Lucerne to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

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

Lucerne station
11:25AMZürich Hbf
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Lucerne station
11:25AMZürich Hbf
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Lucerne station
09:50AMZürich Hbf
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Lucerne station
12:25PMZürich Hbf
0 transfers
Lucerne station
10:25AMZürich Hbf
0 transfers
Lucerne station
11:44AMZürich Oerlikon
1 transfer

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How to get from Lucerne to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lucerne to Zürich, 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 Lucerne to Zürich 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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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Lucerne to Zurich

You can travel by train or bus for as low as $10 (€9). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains between Lucerne and Zurich. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.

Lucerne to Zurich travel information with SBB:

  • Average Duration: 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: $13

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

FlixBus from Lucerne to Zurich travel information:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $10
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Travel from Lucerne to Zurich

FAQs: Travel to Zurich 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 Lucerne to Zurich.

There are 2 options to travel from Lucerne to Zurich including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Lucerne to Zurich is a bus with an average price of $10 (€9).

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

Taking a bus costs $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€15) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Lucerne to Zurich is by train with an average journey time of 41 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that take longer:

Taking a bus requires on average 45 min of travel time.

The distance from Lucerne to Zurich is approximately 24 miles (39 km).

The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Zurich is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Zurich from 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 Lucerne to Zurich:

  • Most travelers board their train from Lucerne and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

The following travel companies offer services from Lucerne to Zurich:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar, Geo Travel or FlixBus for buses to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Lucerne to Zurich tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).
  • SBB can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SBB from Lucerne to Zurich for $17 (€15).

Yes, there are direct routes from Lucerne to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Zurich with FlixBus.

Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Lucerne to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Paris, Milan, Munich or Vienna, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
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