There are 6 ways to get from Chamonix to Lucerne by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train via Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne N504
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15 / ...

$78 - $138

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Rj
  3. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne

$16 - $25

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$84 - $156

Train  •  6 h 26 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

$101 - $179

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lucerne 178 miles

$35 - $55

Bus, fly, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$81 - $187

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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Lucerne via Geneva - Bus station and Zurich in around 8 h 37 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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 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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Domancy to Geneva - airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chamonix and Lucerne is 166 km. The road distance is 285 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lucerne is to bus which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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

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 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix City Center and arriving at Lucerne via Geneva - Bus station and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Chamonix to Lucerne, including transfers.