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There are 5 ways to get from Chamonix to Lucerne by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$96 - $184

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$38 - $51

3 alternative options

Train via Visp  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Vernayaz to Visp 130
  2. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lucerne 178 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle, fly, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. 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 Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 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 and Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 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 35 min and costs 80€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 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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Chamonix to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Martigny station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 80€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Lucerne via Vallorcine, Martigny, and Lausanne in around 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Lucerne via Milan, Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 8 h 25 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)

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 Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $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 Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Vernayaz to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule 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.

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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
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Chamonix to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Lucerne is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Chamonix to Lucerne.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 353+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Geneva Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 7€.

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