There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train NS International  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$30 - $60

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$140 - $229

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Olten Ec
  2. Take the train from Olten to Luzern 27 / ...

$157 - $254

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich N11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$39 - $65

Train, drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Lucerne

$127 - $186

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lucerne 387.9 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$69 - $183

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$87 - $266

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$80 - $271

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$150 - $401

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$136 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne is to train which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne is to train and fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs 120€ - 350€.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lucerne is 477 km. The road distance is 621 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Lucerne via Zurich in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Luzern
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Olten
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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