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Recommended option

Bus, train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$82 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station 040
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern 106

$27 - $49

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36 Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$131 - $224

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck to St. Gallen
  3. Take the train from St. Gallen to Luzern 2-Y

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne 214.2 miles

$45 - $65

Train, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$152 - $402

Train, fly to Basel  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$134 - $357

What companies run services between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne via München Hbf Gl.27-36, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), and Zürich HB in around 7 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
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 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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Lucerne is 216 km. The road distance is 343 km.

The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is to bus which costs 23€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

No, there is no direct train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Luzern via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Luzern via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne, including transfers.