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.

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Lucerne on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMMilan Centrale3h31 11:41AMLuzern Bhf
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09:25PMMilan Malpensa Airport11h35 09:00AMZurich Airport
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05:55PMMilan Malpensa Airport15h05 09:00AMZurich Airport
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Travel Information from Milan to Lucerne

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
carriersPopular travel companiesTrenitalia

Travel 117 miles (188 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Milan to Lucerne. Trenitalia is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct train from Milan to Lucerne.

How to get from Milan to Lucerne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Lucerne, 61,49% 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 Milan to Lucerne 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 Milan to Lucerne

Travel Tips: Travel to Lucerne 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 Milan to Lucerne.

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. 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 current restriction level for returning to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Milan, Italy from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Milan from Lucerne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Milan from Lucerne here.

Travel Milan to Lucerne by bus, ferry, flight or train.

The fastest way to travel from Milan to Lucerne is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 5 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 117 miles (188 km) between Milan and Lucerne.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Lucerne is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

    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 company for you:

    • Travel with Trenitalia to go to Lucerne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Milan to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $56 (€49).

    Yes, there is a direct route available from Milan to Lucerne:

    • You can find around 1 direct train per day and travel with Trenitalia.

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

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

    Before traveling from Milan to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $56 (€49) one way.

    But we recommend booking Milan to Lucerne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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