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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Lucerne by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$89 - $163

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$33 - $41

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$116 - $209

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lucerne 191 miles

$40 - $60

Bus, fly, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$88 - $197

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Lucerne is to bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Lucerne via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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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.

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The distance between Annecy and Lucerne is 210 km. The road distance is 305.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lucerne without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 75€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Annecy to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Annecy to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Lucerne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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 and Genève in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Lucerne via Zürich in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Galbert to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Annecy to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Annecy to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Lucerne is 306 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Annecy to Lucerne.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 353+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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