There are 4 ways to get from Konstanz to Lucerne by train, bus or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Konstanz to Zürich HB Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$57 - $101

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz to Zurich 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Train Südostbahn  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kreuzlingen to Wattwil 8
  2. Take the train from Wattwil to Luzern 2-Y

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Konstanz to Lucerne 75.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Konstanz to Lucerne is to bus which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Konstanz to Lucerne is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Konstanz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Konstanz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Konstanz and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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The distance between Konstanz and Lucerne is 94 km. The road distance is 120.8 km.

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The best way to get from Konstanz to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Konstanz to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Konstanz to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz station.

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Map of how to get from Konstanz to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 58.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

What companies run services between Konstanz, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Konstanz to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Konstanz to Lucerne via Zurich in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Konstanz to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Konstanz to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Kreuzlingen to Wattwil
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Wattwil to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 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 Constance, Constance Döbeleplatz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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

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