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There are 10 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 27 / ...

$212 - $327

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Bus  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin TXL, E to Zurich N06
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$60 - $99

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Train, bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1
  2. Take the bus from Magdeburg to Stuttgart Airport
  3. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Lucerne

$100 - $150

Night train, train  •  13 h 21 min

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

$235 - $368

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 Tegel to Basel, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$81 - $269

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$65 - $233

Fly Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 2 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

$120 - $292

Fly Berlin Tegel to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) TXL - FKB
  2. Take the train from Baden-Baden to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$138 - $559

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lucerne is to bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 19 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 Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Lucerne via Berlin, Berlin TXL, E and Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 19 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 FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin TXL, E 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 50€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 19 min.

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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 Berlin, Flughafen Tegel, Berlin, Berlin TXL, E, Zurich, and Zürich in around 17 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
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 Tegel to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $1,900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
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
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
Train from Baden-Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Baden-Baden to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 TXL, E to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Stuttgart to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Magdeburg to Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eurolines.de

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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 Ouibus, 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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easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 359+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 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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