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There are 7 ways to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via München Hbf Gl.27-36  •  7 h 22 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

$130 - $223

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Bus, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$53 - $84

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station 040
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y
  3. Take the bus from Zurich to Luzern

$138 - $204

Train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol Rb
  2. Take the train from Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Rb
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to St. Gallen Ec
  4. 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 Basel  •  6 h 8 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

$133 - $356

Train, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 7 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

$151 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Luzern via München ZOB and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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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 22 min.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Lucerne is 216 km. The road distance is 342.8 km.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 135.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

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 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne via München ZOB, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, and Zurich in around 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Lucerna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
Marino Autolinee
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne is 343 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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