There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Bellinzona  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$106 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$44 - $64

6 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$101 - $167

Train #2  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$77 - $117

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Cinque Terre 316.7 miles

$75 - $110

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$133 - $369

Train, fly to Lugano  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto

$155 - $367

Train, fly to Florence  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  4. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$117 - $440

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Cinque Terre, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Cinque Terre via Bellinzona, Milano Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Cinque Terre via Milan, Milan, La Spezia - Instituto Cardarelli, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Avg. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Avg. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bellinzona
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Avg. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
globtour.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lucerne to Cinque Terre?

The distance between Lucerne and Cinque Terre is 344 km. The road distance is 507 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre?

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 55 and takes 9 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre?

The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre is to drive which takes 5 h 36 min and costs SFr 85.

Is there a direct train between Lucerne and Cinque Terre?

No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Corniglia via Bellinzona, Milano Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre?

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre, including transfers.