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Travel Information to Lucerne from Paris

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $161
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€26) • 12 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $88 (€79) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 301 miles (486 km) by bus, flight or train to Lucerne from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Paris to Lucerne.

How to get from Paris to Lucerne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Lucerne, 91,72% 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 Paris 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 Paris to Lucerne

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 Paris to Lucerne.

Is cross-border travel to Lucerne, Switzerland from Paris, France currently allowed?

Travel between Paris, France and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from France enter Switzerland?

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

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

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 from Paris to Lucerne.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Lucerne, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/18/22. 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 Paris from Lucerne here.

What are the ways to get from Paris to Lucerne?

There are 3 ways to travel between Paris and Lucerne including taking a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Paris to Lucerne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

Taking a bus is about $59 (€53) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $88 (€79) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $132 (€119) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $161 (€145) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Lucerne?

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Lucerne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 46 min   on average.

What is the distance between Paris and Lucerne?

The Paris to Lucerne distance is around 301 miles (486 km).

How many services a day are there between Paris and Lucerne?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lucerne is:

  • 3 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Lucerne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Lucerne:

  • Buses from Paris to Lucerne most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Lucerne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Lucerne:

  • You can go to Lucerne from Paris by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $29 (€26) with Flixbus from Paris to Lucerne on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Paris to Lucerne with HOP! And you can find HOP! Paris to Lucerne tickets for $88 (€79) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Lucerne with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for $161 (€145) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Paris to Lucerne.

Is it possible to travel directly between Paris and Lucerne?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with HOP! 2l, Air France or Swiss.

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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Paris to Lucerne?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Lucerne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Basel. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Lucerne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lucerne and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Lucerne from Paris online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $29 (€26) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $88 (€79) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $161 (€145) one way.

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