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There are 7 ways to get from Grenoble to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

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

$114 - $200

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Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Bus station to Lucerne Ouibus

$22 - $31

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Bern 1921
  2. Take the train from Bern to Wolhusen 89-Y

$77 - $119

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Lucerne 255.7 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$120 - $248

Train to Lyon, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$113 - $282

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$145 - $511

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Lucerne is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Lucerne is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble station to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Grenoble - Bus station and arriving at Lucerne via Torino - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Luzern via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Lucerne is 289 km. The road distance is 409.1 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Grenoble to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Grenoble - Bus station.

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Grenoble to Lucerne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Lucerne is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 95€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 9 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 180.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Lucerne via Genève in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Lucerne via Torino - Bus station in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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 Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Torino - Bus station to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Lucerne is 409 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Grenoble to Lucerne.

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

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Book your Grenoble to Lucerne bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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

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