There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$68 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$42 - $59

6 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$70 - $282

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$108 - $317

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau

$105 - $313

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Linate (LIN) BCN - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau

$103 - $365

Train  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

$196 - $319

Drive  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lucerne 640.5 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lucerne is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lucerne is to fly and train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 55€ - 250€.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lucerne is 797 km. The road distance is 1025 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Barcelona to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona City Center and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Luzern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Lucerne via Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, and Genève in around 11 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Lucerne via Zurich in around 18 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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