There are 5 ways to get from Chamonix 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 Bern  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

$100 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Milan, Milan 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Luzern 417 / ...

$28 - $62

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Lausanne 90
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15 / ...

$97 - $184

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lucerne 178 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$84 - $188

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lucerne is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Lucerne is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Luzern via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Luzern via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Lucerne is 166 km. The road distance is 284.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs 85€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Chamonix to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Lucerne via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp, and Bern in around 6 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Lucerne via Milan, Milan in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano to Lucerna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
marinobus.it

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