There are 2 ways to get from Lausanne to Lucerne by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$65 - $120

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Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lucerne 131.9 miles

$27 - $40

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs .

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

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Lausanne to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Lucerne is 211 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Lausanne to Lucerne.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 87.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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.

Train operators
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.

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Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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