How to travel from Vienna to Lucerne

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from Vienna to Lucerne

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

Our recommendation
train

To get from Vienna to Lucerne on Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h55 08:25PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
1511One-way
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03:45PMVienna17h40 09:25AMLuzern, Inseli Park
1 transfer
741One-way
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01:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h55 10:25PMLuzern Bhf
1 transfer
1511One-way
10:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h55 07:25PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
2191One-way
12:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h55 09:25PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
2191One-way

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Travel Information between Vienna and Lucerne

distanceDistance383 miles (617 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$75 - $186
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $75 (€69) • 17 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $186 (€173) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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.

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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 Vienna to Lucerne.
FAQs

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

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.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

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:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 6 trains a day.

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:

  • Buses most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Lucerne at Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof.

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

  • You can travel to Lucerne from Vienna by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $75 (€69) with Flixbus from Vienna to Lucerne.
  • You can take a flight from Vienna to Lucerne with Air Dolomiti. Cheap tickets can be found for $186 (€173) with Air Dolomiti from Vienna to Lucerne.
  • You can travel by train from Vienna to Lucerne with ÖBB, and you can find ÖBB Vienna to Lucerne tickets for $129 (€120) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with.
  • You can take a direct train 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.

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

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:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $75 (€69) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $186 (€173) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $129 (€120) one way.

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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