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There are 12 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne by train, car, bus or plane

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6h 5m

  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 27 / ...

$134 - $224

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Bus FlixBus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich N11
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Luzern K188 / ...

$39 - $65

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Train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$139 - $261

Train, drive  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Weil am Rhein Re / ...
  4. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lucerne

$138 - $218

Bus Karat-S  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf Am Stufstock to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Lucerne Ouibus

$60 - $87

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lucerne 387.9 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  5h 19m

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

$67 - $198

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  5h 35m

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

$84 - $283

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$157 - $375

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$86 - $248

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$150 - $523

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 42m

  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

$138 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 330€ and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Luzern via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lucerne is 477 km. The road distance is 620.7 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6h 5m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne is to train which takes 6h 5m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 12h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 298.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lucerne via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB in around 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Lucerne via Zurich in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Weil am Rhein
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Düsseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Lucerna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
regiojet.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Düsseldorf Am Stufstock to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
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 Karlsruhe to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lucerne is 621 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Düsseldorf to Lucerne.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Lucerne train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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

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There are 369+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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