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from Munich to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Lucerne on Sep 25 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:45AMMünchen, ZOB4h40 09:25AMLuzern, Inseli Park
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$251One-way
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04:45AMMünchen, ZOB4h40 09:25AMLuzern, Inseli Park
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$251One-way
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06:52PMMunich Hbf4h59 11:51PMLuzern Bhf
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$521One-way
04:52PMMunich Hbf4h59 09:51PMLuzern Bhf
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$571One-way
02:55PMMunich Hbf4h56 07:51PMLuzern Bhf
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$641One-way

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Sat
Sep 25
$52Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$272Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$33Deutsche Bahn
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$211Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$324Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
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$104Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Sep 30
$90ÖBB
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Fri
Oct 1
$37Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$211Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Oct 2
$33Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$260Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Oct 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$299Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$168Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
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$34Flixbus
$168Eurowings

Travel Information between Munich and Lucerne

distanceDistance169 miles (273 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $153
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€27) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $113 (€90) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or ÖBB

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 169 miles (273 km) between Munich and Lucerne. 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 $34 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or ÖBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Munich to Lucerne.

How to get from Munich to Lucerne

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Munich to Lucerne there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 50,75% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Munich to Lucerne. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lucerne, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

International travel from Munich, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lucerne if traveling from Munich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; 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 Lucerne from Munich.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Munich, Germany was last verified on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Munich from Lucerne.

How do I travel from Munich to Lucerne?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel to Lucerne from Munich?

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lucerne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $34 (€27) compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

Taking a bus is usually $79 (€63) less than taking a flight to Lucerne, which costs on average $113 (€90) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $119 (€95) less than taking a train, which costs on average $153 (€122) for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from Munich to Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel from Munich to Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by bus can take on average 4 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 6 h 11 min.

How far is Lucerne from Munich?

Lucerne is approximately 169 miles (273 km) away from Munich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Munich to Lucerne?

The average frequency per day from Munich to Lucerne is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Munich and Lucerne as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Munich to Lucerne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Munich to Lucerne:

  • Most travelers board their bus from München, ZOB and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.
Which travel operators can get me to Lucerne from Munich?

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

  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Lucerne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Munich to Lucerne for $113 (€90) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to Lucerne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Munich to Lucerne for $34 (€27) on Omio.
  • ÖBB can take you to Lucerne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB from Munich to Lucerne for $153 (€122).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Lucerne from Munich ends?
Omio customers who travel from Munich to Lucerne often also extend their vacation to go to Zurich, Milan or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lucerne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Munich to Lucerne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $113 (€90) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $34 (€27) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $153 (€122) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Lucerne
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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München Hbf
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
München Ost
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