There are 9 ways to get from Brussels 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  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$198 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern N836 / ...

$35 - $65

7 alternative options

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord Tha
  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 / ...

$230 - $348

Bus, train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$79 - $134

Drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lucerne 397.2 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$110 - $341

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$87 - $326

Train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$87 - $454

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  7 h 30 min

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

$134 - $341

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Lucerne is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lucerne is to fly and train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 75€ - 290€.

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The distance between Brussels and Lucerne is 512 km. The road distance is 636 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Brussels to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Luzern via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Lucerne via Strasbourg and Basel SBB in around 6 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Lucerne twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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
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 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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Nmbs/Sncb
Website
belgianrail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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