There are 3 ways to get from Lausanne to Lucerne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15 / ...

$65 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lucerne 131.9 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Lucerne is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Lucerne is to drive which takes 2 h 8 min and costs SFr 27 - SFr 40.

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The distance between Lausanne and Lucerne is 141 km. The road distance is 211 km.

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The train from Lausanne to Luzern takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Luzern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Lucerne hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Lucerne via Zurich in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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