There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Lucerne by train, bus, car or rideshare

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

Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Lucerne 61 miles

$5 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern K188

$5 - $10

Bus Ouibus  •  2 h 25 min

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

$6 - $9

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lucerne 61 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lucerne is to bus which costs SFr 5 - SFr 9 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Lucerne is to train which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Basel and Lucerne is 79 km. The road distance is 97.5 km.

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The train from Basel SBB to Luzern takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Luzern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Lucerne hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Lucerne twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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