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from Venice to Lucerne

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

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Travel Information to Lucerne from Venice

distanceDistance221 miles (357 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€26) • 7 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $157 (€125) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Trenitalia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 221 miles (357 km) between Venice and Lucerne. 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 $33 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings, Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Venice to Lucerne.

Travel Tips

Travel from Venice 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 Venice to Lucerne.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Lucerne, Switzerland if I’m coming from Venice, Italy?

International travel from Venice, Italy to Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

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

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
  • 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 9/20/21; 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 between Venice and Lucerne.

Are there restrictions on reentering Italy from Lucerne, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Venice, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Venice, Italy from Lucerne, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy 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 Venice from Lucerne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Venice, Italy regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. 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 Venice from Lucerne here.

How do I get from Venice to Lucerne?

There are 3 ways to travel to Lucerne from Venice including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Venice to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Venice is by taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:

A bus is generally $124 (€99) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $157 (€125) from Venice to Lucerne.

Taking a bus is usually $46 (€37) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $79 (€63) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Venice to Lucerne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

What is the distance between Venice and Lucerne?

The Venice to Lucerne distance is around 221 miles (357 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Venice to Lucerne is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Venice to Lucerne, where do I depart from Venice and where do I arrive in Lucerne?

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Venice to Lucerne depart from Venezia, Aeroporto internazionale Marco Polo di Venezia to Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.
Which travel companies can take me from Venice to Lucerne?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Lucerne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Venice to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $157 (€125).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lucerne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Venice to Lucerne tickets on Omio for $33 (€26).
  • Trenitalia can get you to Lucerne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Venice to Lucerne for $79 (€63) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Venice and Lucerne?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with 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 route.

Where should I go next after I travel to Lucerne from Venice?
Omio customers who travel from Venice 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 early should I book Venice to Lucerne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $157 (€125) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $33 (€26) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $79 (€63) one way.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Venezia Santa Lucia