How to travel from Munich to Lucerne

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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 Feb 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Munich to Lucerne

distanceDistance169 miles (273 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $83
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 8 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $83 (€72) • 8 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 169 miles (273 km) to Lucerne from Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 8 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train 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: Travel from Munich 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 Munich to Lucerne.

Travel from Munich, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lucerne from Munich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lucerne, Switzerland from Munich?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Munich and Lucerne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/24/23. 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.

You can travel to Lucerne from Munich 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Munich and Lucerne is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Lucerne:

Taking a bus is usually $68 (€59) less than taking a flight to Lucerne, which costs on average $83 (€72) for the same trip.

A bus is $44 (€38) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Munich to Lucerne costing on average $59 (€51).

The fastest way from Munich to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 8 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by bus can take on average 8 h 27 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 10 h 17 min.

The distance is approximately 169 miles (273 km) from Munich to Lucerne.

The average frequency per day from Munich to Lucerne is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Munich and Lucerne 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 Munich to Lucerne:

  • Buses mostly leave from München, ZOB and tend to arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

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:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Lucerne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Munich to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $59 (€51).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Lucerne with BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Direct services to Lucerne 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.

Your trip from Munich to Lucerne doesn't have to end in Lucerne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Paris. If you’d like to add Zurich, Milan or Paris to your Munich to Lucerne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lucerne today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $15 (€13) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $83 (€72) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $59 (€51) 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.

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