There are 10 ways to get from Austria to Lucerne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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

Fly Vienna to Zurich, train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$98 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Zürich
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$81 - $148

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Fly Vienna to Basel, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$135 - $387

Fly Ljubljana to Zurich, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$127 - $447

Fly Graz to Zurich, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$140 - $398

Fly Vienna to Altenrhein, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH) VIE - ACH
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$211 - $1,125

Train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$148 - $263

Bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

Night train, train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Meidling to Zürich HB En / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$156 - $268

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Lucerne 489.4 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Austria to Lucerne is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austria to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Austria and Lucerne is 371 km. The road distance is 783 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Austria to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Austria to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Wien Mitte and arriving at Luzern via Wien Meidling and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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The best way to get from Austria to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 9 h 59 min and costs 130€ - 230€.

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Map of how to get from Austria to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 231.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lucerne via Wien Meidling and Zürich HB in around 9 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Lucerne via Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, Vienna - Erdberg, Zurich, and Zurich in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 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 St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Meidling to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Vienna to Zürich
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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