There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Arth-Goldau  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau Ec

$73 - $123

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Luzern N524

$30 - $55

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Luzern Eurocity / ...

$85 - $155

Bus Baltour  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern Ouibus

$42 - $53

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Lucerne 344 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Florence to Zurich, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$103 - $402

Fly Florence to Basel, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$139 - $502

Train to Pisa, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Basel (BSL) PSA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$89 - $434

Fly Florence to Lugano, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Lugano (LUG) FLR - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau

$148 - $544

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$110 - $431

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lucerne is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 350€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Luzern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Luzern via Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Florence and Lucerne is 430 km. The road distance is 550.4 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 60€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Florence to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Florence to Lucerne via Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau in around 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Florence to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Pisa to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Florence to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 Florence, Florence to Luzern
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Firenze to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Florence to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Lucerne is 550 km. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Florence to Lucerne.

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Florence to Lucerne train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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