There are 7 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

$80 - $138

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Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich N391 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$19 - $32

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to St. Gallen
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Luzern 2-Y

Train, drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Landeck-Zams Rj / ...
  2. Drive from Landeck-Zams to Lucerne

$43 - $66

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

$104 - $420

Train to Munich, fly, train  •  6 h 33 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

$156 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne is to bus which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 29 min.

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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 6 h 20 min.

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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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The distance between Innsbruck and Lucerne is 235 km. The road distance is 310.5 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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

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Innsbruck to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne is to train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 146.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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 6 h 20 min.

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
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Landeck-Zams
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$24 - $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
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch

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