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There are 4 ways to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB Ec
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Freiburg to Titisee S11 / ...

€140 - €226

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Basel SBB N836 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Titisee Badeparadies Schwarzwald N887

€103 - €125

2 alternative options

Ferry, train, bus  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the ferry from Hertenstein to Luzern Bahnhofquai Bat
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB Ec
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zell(Wiesental) Re
  4. Take the bus from Zell to Titisee Abzw. Bühlhofweg 300

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Lake Lucerne to Titisee 132.9 km

€14 - €21

Lake Lucerne to Titisee by ferry, train and bus

The journey time between Lake Lucerne and Titisee is around 6h 58m and covers a distance of around 177 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by Vierwaldstättersee, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Lake Lucerne to Titisee service departs from Hertenstein and arrives in Titisee Abzw. Bühlhofweg. Typically 26 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 58m
Fastest journey time:
4h 35m
Journey distance:
177 km
Services per week:
26
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:14
Last service departs at:
18:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lake Lucerne to Titisee ferry, train and bus schedules

Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Titisee is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Titisee is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Titisee is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee is to drive, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 51m.

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The distance between Lake Lucerne and Titisee is 99 km. The road distance is 132.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 140 and takes 4h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Lucerne to Titisee is 133 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Lake Lucerne to Titisee.

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There are 165+ hotels available in Titisee. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Lucerne to Titisee.
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  • Distance: 99.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Lake Lucerne, Switzerland and Titisee, Germany?

You can take a train from Lake Lucerne to Titisee via Luzern, Basel Sbb, and Freiburg in around 3h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lake Lucerne to Titisee via Luzern and Basel SBB in around 4h 25m.

Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€40 - €60
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zell(Wiesental)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Titisee Badeparadies Schwarzwald
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sonstige
Website
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Zell to Titisee Abzw. Bühlhofweg
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de
Swiss PostAuto
Ferry operators
Vierwaldstättersee
Phone
+41 (0)41 367 67 67
Email
info@lakelucerne.ch
Website
lakelucerne.ch
Ferry from Hertenstein to Luzern Bahnhofquai
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Vierwaldstättersee

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