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There are 3 ways to get from Geneva to Lucerne by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 1m

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

$80 - $150

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lucerne 166.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  3h 59m

  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 drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 39m.

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

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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 3h 1m.

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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 best way to get from Geneva to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 150.

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

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Geneva to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lucerne is 267 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Geneva to Lucerne.

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  • Distance: 118.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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 3h 1m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Train operators
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 Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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