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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Lucerne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 6 min

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

$68 - $287

7 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 12 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, train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern

$111 - $337

Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

$203 - $342

Train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

$194 - $334

Bus  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern Ouibus

$81 - $123

Drive  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lucerne 640.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lucerne is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17 h 45 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Luzern via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 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 Montpellier Saint-Roch, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lucerne is 797 km. The road distance is 1024.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 11 h 58 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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

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Barcelona to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Lucerne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lucerne is to train which takes 11 h 58 min and costs 170€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 498 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Lucerne via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, Gare de Genève, and Genève in around 11 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Lucerne via Milano Lampugnano in around 17 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
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 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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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

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
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Barcelona to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lucerne is 1025 km. It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to drive from Barcelona to Lucerne.

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Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 356+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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