There are 5 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$63 - $108

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$12 - $20

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Ferry, train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$55 - $102

Ferry, train Südostbahn  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Wattwil 8
  3. Take the train from Wattwil to Luzern 2-Y

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne 115.1 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Friedrichshafen and Lucerne is 111 km. The road distance is 184.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen Stadt and arriving at Luzern via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Friedrichshafen to Lucerne via Zurich in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Romanshorn to Wattwil
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Wattwil to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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