There are 8 ways to get from France 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.

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$139 - $195

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Bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern K188

$52 - $82

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Bus, train  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$107 - $172

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lucerne 416.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$96 - $379

Fly Nice to Zurich, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$93 - $287

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  5 h 47 min

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

$98 - $322

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$99 - $269

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from France to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Hotel De Ville and arriving at Luzern via Paris and Basel, Basel central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 27 min.

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The distance between France and Lucerne is 491 km. The road distance is 667 km.

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The best way to get from France to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from France to Lucerne, including transfers.

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France to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from France to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Lucerne is 667 km. It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to drive from France to Lucerne.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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Map of how to get from France to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 306.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris to Lucerne via Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Mulhouse Ville, and Basel SBB in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lucerne via Gallieni, Paris, Basel, and Basel, Basel central station in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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

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
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Basel, Basel central station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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