There are 6 ways to get from Innsbruck 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  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$78 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich 409 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$19 - $31

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$30 - $37

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne 194.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Innsbruck, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$103 - $420

Train to Munich, fly, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$155 - $408

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h 29 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Lucerne is 235 km. The road distance is 311 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Innsbruck to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 4 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Innsbruck to Lucerne via Zurich in around 5 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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 Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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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