There are 11 ways to get from Berlin to Lucerne by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$213 - $333

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Zurich (ZRH) SXF - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$63 - $304

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Bus, train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Zurich N06 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$75 - $139

Bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlín, Südkreuz Bf to Praha, ÚAN Florenc Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Lucerne 000259

$64 - $149

Night train, train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Zürich HB Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$236 - $369

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Lucerne 561.4 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Berlin Tegel to Zurich, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$74 - $234

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Basel (BSL) SXF - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$65 - $224

Fly Berlin Tegel to Berne, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Berne (BRN) TXL - BRN
  2. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

$147 - $689

Fly Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Stuttgart (STR) TXL - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$116 - $284

Fly Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$135 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] and arriving at Lucerne via Berlín, Südkreuz Bf and Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Lucerne is 710 km. The road distance is 898.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Berlin to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Berlin to Lucerne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlín, Südkreuz Bf station.

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Berlin to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lucerne is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs 180€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 15 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 443.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 52 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 8 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Lucerne via S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite, Berlín, Südkreuz Bf, Praha, ÚAN Florenc, and Prague in around 15 h 37 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Berlín, Südkreuz Bf to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Berlin to Lucerne bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Lucerne is 898 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Berlin to Lucerne.

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Eurowings, Scandinavian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Lucerne train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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The nearest airport to Lucerne is Zurich (ZRH) Airport which is 48.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Berne (BRN) (63 km), Basel (BSL) (84.5 km), Milan Malpensa (MXP) (161.3 km) and Strasbourg (SXB) (173.7 km).

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There are 365+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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