There are 5 ways to get from Como to Lucerne by bus, train or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Luzern 417 / ...

$11 - $20

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Luzern 7-Y / ...

$60 - $120

Train via Arth-Goldau  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Arth-Goldau 12-Y / ...

$63 - $112

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Luzern

$12 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Como to Lucerne 128 miles

$30 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Luzern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Como and Lucerne is 150 km. The road distance is 204.7 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Como to Luzern takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Como to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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Como to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Lucerne is to bus which takes 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 38 min.

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Como to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Map of how to get from Como to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 94 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.

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 Como S. Giovanni to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Como to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Lucerne is 205 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Como to Lucerne.

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