There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lucerne 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.

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Train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$177 - $268

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836

$45 - $85

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$75 - $92

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lucerne 521.7 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$73 - $312

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$75 - $257

Fly to Berne, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Berne (BRN) AMS - BRN
  2. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

$151 - $1,097

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$156 - $531

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$127 - $376

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lucerne is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lucerne is 641 km. The road distance is 834.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Amsterdam to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Luzern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 21 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 8 h 21 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
SNCF
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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