There are 8 ways to get from Graz to Lucerne by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly from Graz, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$135 - $390

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Graz, Graz Webling to Zurich N998
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$44 - $73

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Train to Vienna, fly, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$118 - $339

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$143 - $671

Train to Ljubljana, fly, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof)
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$159 - $500

Train  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$127 - $210

Shuttle, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Ljubljana
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Luzern Hbf

$88 - $442

Drive  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Graz to Lucerne 491.8 miles

$100 - $150

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No, there is no direct bus from Graz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Graz, Graz Webling and arriving at Lucerne via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Graz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Graz Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 47 min.

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The distance between Graz and Lucerne is 541 km. The road distance is 786.9 km.

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The best way to get from Graz to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 10 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Graz to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Graz to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Graz, Graz Webling station.

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Graz to Lucerne train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Graz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Graz to Lucerne is to train which takes 10 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Graz Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Graz to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Map of how to get from Graz to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 338.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Graz, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Graz to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 10 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Graz to Lucerne via Zurich and Zürich in around 12 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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 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 Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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 Graz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Graz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $340
Shuttle from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$43 - $47
Private
$150 - $380
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 Graz, Graz Webling to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ljubljana to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Graz to Lucerne is 787 km. It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to drive from Graz to Lucerne.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Graz Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Graz to Graz Airport is to shuttle which takes 8 min and costs .

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