There are 9 ways to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lugano  •  8 h 11 min

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

$104 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus via Milano Lampugnano  •  9 h 20 min

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

$42 - $61

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Train  •  8 h 39 min

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

$76 - $110

Bus Domo Reisen  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern - Inseli to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia

$73 - $96

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Cinque Terre 316.7 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 33 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

$130 - $367

Train to Basel, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$98 - $442

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  7 h 56 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

$124 - $444

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano, train  •  9 h 32 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

$153 - $365

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Cinque Terre. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Corniglia via Lugano, Milano Centrale and La Spezia Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Cinque Terre is 344 km. The road distance is 506.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre without a car is to train which takes 8 h 11 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre is to train which takes 8 h 11 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 95 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lucerne to Cinque Terre train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Cinque Terre is 507 km. It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to drive from Lucerne to Cinque Terre.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Cinque Terre.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Cinque Terre via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and La Spezia Centrale in around 8 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Cinque Terre via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genova - Via Antonio Gramsci, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9 h 12 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Luzern - Inseli to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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