There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$80 - $150

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lucerne 166.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h

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

$86 - $198

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lucerne is to bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 19 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Lucerne is 190 km. The road distance is 266.6 km.

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The train from Genève to Luzern takes 3 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Luzern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Lucerne hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Lucerne via Zurich in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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