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There are 9 ways to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$108 - $330

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Bus  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Luzern N33

$74 - $126

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Basel (BSL) CPH - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$105 - $315

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Geneva (GVA) CPH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$137 - $350

Train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel SBB Ice
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$251 - $397

Night train, train  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$277 - $447

Bus, night train, train  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Sursee 27

$128 - $204

Drive, train  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lucerne

$249 - $389

Drive  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Lucerne 860 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne is to bus which costs 480 kr - 850 kr and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 700 kr - 2200 kr and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Luzern via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Luzern via Hamburg Hbf, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 7 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Lucerne is 1003 km. The road distance is 1376 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 14 h 7 min and costs 1600 kr - 2600 kr.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Copenhagen to Lucerne train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne is to train which takes 14 h 7 min and costs 1600 kr - 2600 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 480 kr - 850 kr and takes 21 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 627 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Lucerne via Hamburg Hbf, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, and Basel SBB in around 14 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Lucerne via Hamburg in around 21 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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 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
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Sursee
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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 Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Lucerne is 1376 km. It takes approximately 12 h 37 min to drive from Copenhagen to Lucerne.

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KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Lucerne bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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