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There are 4 ways to get from Baden-Baden to Lucerne by train or car

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Train via Basel SBB  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$63 - $131

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Luzern Ece / ...

$45 - $130

2 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Rotkreuz Ec

$53 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Baden-Baden to Lucerne 165.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Baden-Baden to Lucerne is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baden-Baden to Lucerne is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Baden-Baden to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Baden-Baden and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Baden-Baden and Lucerne is 190 km. The road distance is 264.8 km.

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The best way to get from Baden-Baden to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 55€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Baden-Baden to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Baden-Baden to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Baden-Baden station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Baden-Baden to Lucerne is 265 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Baden-Baden to Lucerne.

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  • Distance: 118.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Baden-Baden, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Baden-Baden to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Baden-Baden to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.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
Train from Baden-Baden to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Baden-Baden to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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

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