You can get from Vienna to Lucerne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Lucerne on Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||383 miles (617 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$75 - $186|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $75 (€69) • 17 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $186 (€173) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Air Dolomiti or ÖBB|
Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 383 miles (617 km) from Vienna to Lucerne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $75 (€69). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Air Dolomiti or ÖBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Lucerne.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry into Switzerland:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 8/3/22. 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 to Lucerne from Vienna.
Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Switzerland is: Fully open.
Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Requirements for reentering Austria:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 7/28/22. 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 Vienna from Lucerne.
There are 4 ways to travel to Lucerne from Vienna including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to go to Lucerne from Vienna is by taking a bus, which costs on average $75 (€69).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Lucerne:
A bus is $112 (€103) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Lucerne costing on average $186 (€173).
Taking a bus is usually $55 (€51) less than taking a train to Lucerne, which costs on average $129 (€120) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Lucerne from Vienna is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.
Other travel options to Lucerne can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Lucerne by bus can take on average 17 h 40 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 55 min on average.
Lucerne is approximately 383 miles (617 km) away from Vienna.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Lucerne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vienna to Lucerne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Vienna to Lucerne:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Lucerne with the following travel companies:
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.
Before traveling from Vienna to Lucerne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Vienna 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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