How to travel from Lucerne to Zurich

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from Lucerne to Zurich

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

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To get from Lucerne to Zurich on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Lucerne and Zurich

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€26) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGeo Travel or SBB

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Lucerne to Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Geo Travel or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lucerne to Zurich.

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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Travel Tips: Travel from Lucerne to Zurich

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 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Lucerne and Zurich is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A flight is $95 (€85) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Lucerne to Zurich costing on average $95 (€85).

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Zurich, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $29 (€26) less than taking a train, which costs on average $29 (€26) for this route.

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

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Zurich is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 49 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lucerne to Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 who purchase a bus ticket from Lucerne to Zurich depart from Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).

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

  • Geo Travel can take you to Zurich by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Geo Travel from Lucerne to Zurich for $95 (€85).
  • 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 $29 (€26).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with SBB with 36 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from Lucerne to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $95 (€85) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $29 (€26) one way on average.

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

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