There are 6 ways to get from Annecy 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$109 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich Rj
  3. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne

$15 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Fribourg Poya
  2. Take the train from Bern to Wolhusen 89-Y

$89 - $125

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lucerne 191 miles

$40 - $60

Bus to Geneva, fly, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$88 - $197

Bus to Lyon, fly, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$91 - $257

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Annecy to Lucerne via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Geneve, and Genève in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Lucerne via Lausanne and Zurich in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Fribourg Poya
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Annecy and Lucerne is 210 km. The road distance is 306 km.

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Lucerne is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 7 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Annecy to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Luzern via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Lucerne via Lausanne and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Annecy to Lucerne, including transfers.