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There are 9 ways to get from Austria to Lucerne by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Graz to Zurich, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$131 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14 h 11 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 Zurich, train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$102 - $306

Fly Vienna to Basel, train  •  6 h

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

$139 - $391

Fly Ljubljana to Zurich, train  •  6 h 20 min

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

$128 - $447

Fly Vienna to Altenrhein, train  •  7 h 16 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

$215 - $1,128

Train  •  10 h 18 min

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

$146 - $248

Bus  •  14 h 20 min

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

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 110€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 37 min.

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

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The best way to get from Austria to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 10 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Austria to Lucerne, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Austria to Lucerne is to train which takes 10 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Graz Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austria to Lucerne is 783 km. It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to drive from Austria to Lucerne.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Graz 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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Map of how to get from Austria to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 231.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lucerne via Keplerplatz, Wien Hbf, and Zürich HB in around 10 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Lucerne via Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, Vienna - Erdberg, Zurich, and Zürich in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
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 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 13 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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 Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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

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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