There are 3 ways to get from Bolzano to Lucerne by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Zurich 409
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$48 - $84

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Train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$91 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Lucerne 268.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Lucerne is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Lucerne is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bolzano/Bozen and arriving at Luzern via Innsbruck Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

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The distance between Bolzano and Lucerne is 239 km. The road distance is 429.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Lucerne without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Bolzano to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Bolzano to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bolzano/Bozen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano to Lucerne is 430 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Bolzano to Lucerne.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 149.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Bolzano to Lucerne via Innsbruck Hbf and Zürich HB in around 7 h 34 min.

Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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