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from Salzburg to Lucerne

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Travel Information between Salzburg and Lucerne

distanceDistance226 miles (365 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $150
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 6 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $150 (€124) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 226 miles (365 km) by flight or train from Salzburg to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Salzburg to Lucerne.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Lucerne from Salzburg?

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

Is international entry into Lucerne from Salzburg restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

  • 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 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

The above information was last verified on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Lucerne from Salzburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Salzburg, Austria from Lucerne, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

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 1/20/22. 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 travel from Salzburg to Lucerne?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Salzburg and Lucerne. 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 $31 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

Taking a train is about $118 (€98) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $150 (€124) for this trip.

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

The fastest way from Salzburg to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 45 min.

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

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

How far is it from Salzburg to Lucerne?

The Salzburg to Lucerne distance is around 226 miles (365 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Lucerne is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

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

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

    Which travel operators can get me to Lucerne from Salzburg?

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

    • You can travel to Lucerne from Salzburg by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $150 (€124) with Lufthansa Cityline from Salzburg to Lucerne.
    • You can travel from Salzburg to Lucerne by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $31 (€26) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Salzburg to Lucerne.

    Can I travel directly to Lucerne from Salzburg?

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

    • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Lucerne with.

    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 Salzburg to Lucerne?

    Omio customers who travel from Salzburg 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.

    When should I purchase a ticket from Salzburg to Lucerne online to score 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 $150 (€124) one way for this route.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $31 (€26) one way 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.

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