There are 10 ways to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne by train, 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 Paris Montparnasse  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$253 - $359

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Basel (BSL) BOD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$80 - $312

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Train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$251 - $318

Bus, train  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

$104 - $218

Bus  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$83 - $151

Drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Lucerne 603.1 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$148 - $392

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Strasbourg (SXB) BOD - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$120 - $396

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Geneva (GVA) BOD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$117 - $332

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BOD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern

$118 - $300

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Lucerne via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Luzern via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Lucerne is 729 km. The road distance is 965 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to Lucerne train services, operated by TGV, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Bordeaux to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 455.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Lucerne via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare de l'Est, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Lucerne via Zürich in around 18 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$250 - $370
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $65
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 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 Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Bern
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Zürich
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Zürich
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Bordeaux to Zürich
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Lucerne is 965 km. It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to drive from Bordeaux to Lucerne.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Lucerne train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bordeaux to Lucerne bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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