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from Salzburg to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Salzburg to Lucerne on Sep 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMSalzburg Hbf6h51 05:51PMLuzern Bhf
2 changes
$771One-way
Cheapest
09:15PMSalzburg Hbf10h40 07:55AMLuzern Bhf
4 changes
$331One-way
Other options
09:15PMSalzburg Hbf10h50 08:05AMLuzern Bhf
3 changes
$331One-way
06:40AMSalzburg Hbf7h11 01:51PMLuzern Bhf
2 changes
$771One-way
10:00AMSalzburg Hbf7h51 05:51PMLuzern Bhf
3 changes
$881One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Tue
Sep 21
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Sep 23
$43ÖBB
$472Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Sep 24
$43ÖBB
$472Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$48Deutsche Bahn
$472Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information between Salzburg and Lucerne

distanceDistance226 miles (365 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $161
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 6 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $161 (€128) • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 226 miles (365 km) by flight or train to Lucerne from Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Salzburg to Lucerne.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Lucerne, Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria currently allowed?

International travel from Salzburg, Austria to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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 9/13/21; 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 Salzburg.

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

Return travel to Salzburg, Austria from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Salzburg, Austria was last verified on 9/19/21. 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 Salzburg from Lucerne.

How do I reach Lucerne from Salzburg?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Lucerne from Salzburg. You can take a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Salzburg to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Salzburg is by taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

A train is generally $123 (€98) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $161 (€128) from Salzburg to Lucerne.

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

The fastest way to get to Lucerne from Salzburg is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Lucerne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lucerne by train can take on average 6 h 29 min.

How many miles from Salzburg to Lucerne would I travel?

Lucerne is approximately 226 miles (365 km) away from Salzburg.

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

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Lucerne is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Salzburg? Where do I arrive in Lucerne?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Salzburg to Lucerne?

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

    • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Lucerne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Salzburg to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $161 (€128).
    • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Lucerne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Salzburg to Lucerne for $37 (€30).
    Can I travel directly to Lucerne from Salzburg?

    Yes, there are direct services available from Salzburg to Lucerne with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct train with with 5 direct trains per day.

    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 to Lucerne from Salzburg.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Salzburg and Lucerne ends?
    Looking to extend your trip from Salzburg to Lucerne? Many Omio customers who go from Salzburg to Lucerne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Paris. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Milan or Paris from Lucerne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How early should I purchase tickets to Lucerne from Salzburg online for the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket is costing on average $161 (€128) one way for this route.
    • A train ticket costs $37 (€30) one way on average for this route.

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

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Salzburg
    Lucerne
    Salzburg
    Amenities
    Salzburg-W.A. Mozart
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
    Salzburg HBF is located in the city center. From here, Obus 2 runs to and from Salzburg Airport

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