There are 10 ways to get from Bologna to Lucerne by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Arth-Goldau  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau Ec

$68 - $108

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Night bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the night bus from Bologna, Bologna to Luzern N524

$26 - $45

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Bus and ferry  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Luzern

$35 - $50

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Luzern Eurocity / ...

$80 - $141

Bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Brunnen Station

$55 - $92

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Lucerne 290.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Bologna to Zurich, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Zurich (ZRH) BLQ - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$122 - $373

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$118 - $426

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$104 - $417

Train to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$106 - $452

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Lucerne is to bus and ferry which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Lucerne is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Lucerne is 369 km. The road distance is 464.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Bologna to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Luzern via Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bologna to Lucerne via Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Bologna to Lucerne once a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 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
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Luzern
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bologna to Brunnen Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bologna, Bologna to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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