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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Luthern by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 45m

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

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 57m

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

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 12m

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

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern

Train  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern

Bus  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Luzern N836 / ...

Drive  •  9h 49m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Luthern 1049.5 km

Barcelona to Luthern by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Luthern is around 15h 1m and covers a distance of around 1087 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 57m. The fastest train normally takes 11h 46m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Barcelona to Luthern train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Luzern. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
10h 3m
Layover time:
4h 57m
Total time:
15h 1m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h 46m
Train distance:
1087 km
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
SFr 167
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
08:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Luthern train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Luthern is to fly and train, which costs €45 - €150 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Luthern is to fly and train which costs €60 - €160 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Luzern via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Luzern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Luthern is 797 km. The road distance is 1049.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 11h 55m and costs €180 - €320.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Barcelona to Luthern, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Luthern train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Luthern is to train which takes 11h 55m and costs €180 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €160 and takes 17h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Luthern.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 796.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Luthern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève in around 11h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Luthern via Milan in around 17h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 220
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 170
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 460
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 180
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 95
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 70
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1200
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Milan
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 35
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Milano
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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

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Barcelona to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Luthern is 1050 km. It takes approximately 9h 49m to drive from Barcelona to Luthern.

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Vueling Airlines and Swiss offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Luthern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Luthern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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