There are 6 ways to get from Como 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$60 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Luzern 124

$11 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus, line 3 train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Brunnen Station
  2. Take the line 3 train from Brunnen to Luzern 3 / ...

$33 - $57

Train via Arth-Goldau  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Luzern 3 / ...

$61 - $114

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Como to Lucerne 128 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Como Lago to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$108 - $328

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

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 twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Lucerne twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Brunnen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Luzern
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Luzern
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Luzern
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Como to Brunnen Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Como and Lucerne is 150 km. The road distance is 205 km.

The cheapest way to get from Como to Lucerne is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Como to Lucerne is to drive which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 26€ - 40€.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

The train from Como S. Giovanni to Luzern takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs twice daily.