How to travel from Milan to Lucerne

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from Milan to Lucerne

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

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To get from Milan 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 to Lucerne from Milan

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $106
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€22) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $106 (€95) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Trenitalia

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 117 miles (188 km) to Lucerne from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Milan to Lucerne.

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FAQs

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lucerne from Milan?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lucerne, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 5/9/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Milan and Lucerne.

The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Milan from Lucerne restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Milan, Italy?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 5/19/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Lucerne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 3 ways to travel from Milan to Lucerne including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lucerne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€22) compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

A bus is $82 (€73) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Milan to Lucerne costing on average $106 (€95).

A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Milan to Lucerne costing on average $31 (€28).

The fastest way from Milan to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 31 min   of travel time.

The Milan to Lucerne distance is around 117 miles (188 km).

The average frequency per day from Milan to Lucerne is:

  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Milan to Lucerne 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 Milan to Lucerne:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Milan to Lucerne depart from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Lucerne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Milan to Lucerne for $24 (€22) on Omio.
  • Eurowings can take you to Lucerne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Milan to Lucerne for $106 (€95).
  • Travel with Trenitalia for trains to Lucerne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Trenitalia Milan to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $31 (€28).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Lucerne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Basel. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Lucerne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lucerne and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Milan to Lucerne, 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 $24 (€22) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $106 (€95) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $31 (€28) one way on average.

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

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