There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Lucerne by train, car or rideshare
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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 $35 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 1 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $25 - $35
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Basel to Lucerne?
The distance between Basel and Lucerne is 79 km. The road distance is 98 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Basel to Lucerne?
The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lucerne is to rideshare which costs SFr 5 - SFr 13 and takes 1 h 22 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Basel to Lucerne?
The quickest way to get from Basel to Lucerne is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 60.
Is there a direct train between Basel and Lucerne?
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.
How long does it take to get from Basel to Lucerne?
The train from Basel SBB to Luzern takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.