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Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ice / ...
  3. 26 / ...

$203 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines DE  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Ouibus

$45 - $107

8 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 57 min

  1. N06 / ...
  2. Ouibus

$62 - $107

Night train, train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Nj
  2. 70

$237 - $371

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. 561.4 miles

$110 - $170

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

  1. TXL - ZRH

$74 - $234

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  6 h

  1. SXF - BSL

$65 - $238

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. SXF - ZRH

$63 - $318

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

  1. TXL - BRN

$147 - $689

Fly Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart, bus, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. TXL - STR

$126 - $307

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

You can take a train from Berlin to Lucerne via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel SBB in around 9 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Lucerne via S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr., S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB, Berlin, Berlin central bus station, and Zurich in around 15 h 57 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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 Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
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 Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
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 - $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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Karlsruhe to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Berlin and Lucerne is 710 km. The road distance is 898 km.

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lucerne is to bus which costs 35€ - 95€ and takes 19 h 17 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Luzern via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz and arriving at Lucerne via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin, Berlin central bus station and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to get from Berlin to Lucerne, including transfers.