There are 11 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 Strasbourg  •  8 h 7 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 26 / ...

$253 - $354

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$38 - $54

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Train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$257 - $312

Train #2  •  9 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 26 / ...

$256 - $319

Bus, train  •  16 h 10 min

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

$103 - $216

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 Basel, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$80 - $307

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 50 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 - $391

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 3 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  •  8 h 38 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 Arth-Goldau

$115 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Bordeaux to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Center and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 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 9 h 28 min.

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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 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Lucerne via Zurich in around 15 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 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $5,500
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $5,500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
ASL Airlines France
Website
aslairlines.fr
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $220
1st Class
$250 - $380
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
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 - $60
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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
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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