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There are 6 ways to get from Lucerne to Genoa by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Domo Reisen  •  6h

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

$60 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour / ...

$29 - $59

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Train  •  6h 6m

  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 Genova Piazza Principe Rv / ...

$81 - $149

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Genoa 246.5 miles

$55 - $90

Train, fly to Genoa  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Genoa (GOA) ZRH - GOA

$122 - $440

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 26m

  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 Genova Piazza Principe

$111 - $344

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 60 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 90 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern - Inseli and arriving at Genova - Stazione Marittima. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Genova Piazza Principe via Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Genoa is 298 km. The road distance is 394.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Genoa without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 80.

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The bus from Luzern - Inseli to Genova - Stazione Marittima takes 6h including transfers and departs once a week.

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Lucerne to Genoa bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Luzern - Inseli station.

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Lucerne to Genoa 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 Genoa is to bus which takes 6h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 150 and takes 6h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 186.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Genoa, Italy?

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lucerne to Genoa once a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lucerne to Genoa via Lugano and Milano Centrale in around 6h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
1h 59m
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
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
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eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
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
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Baltour
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Genova
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
Autostradale
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Lucerne to Genoa bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Genova - Stazione Marittima station.

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Lucerne to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Piazza Principe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Genoa is 394 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Lucerne to Genoa.

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Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Genoa Airport.

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