There are 11 ways to get from Linz to Lucerne by train, bus, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$127 - $214

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Munich, Munich central bus station N91 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern 106

$37 - $64

9 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Francfort-sur-le-Main > Mannheim > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart > Singen > Winterthur > Zurich > Lucerne > Milan > Turin - Gare routière

$51 - $81

Night train, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$137 - $233

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Lucerne 387 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Linz to Zurich, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Zurich (ZRH) LNZ - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$162 - $609

Fly Linz to Basel, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Basel (BSL) LNZ - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$189 - $729

Train to Vienna, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Linz, Linz Hbf to Vienna, Vienna Mitte
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$114 - $325

Train, train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$170 - $447

Train, train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$152 - $407

Train, train to Munich, fly to Berne  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN
  4. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

$223 - $782

What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Linz to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 7 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Linz to Lucerne via Zürich and Zurich in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $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
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz Hbf to Vienna, Vienna Mitte
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hauptbahnhof to Wien Mitte
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
westbahn.at
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Passau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Zürich
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Linz to Lucerne?

The distance between Linz and Lucerne is 469 km. The road distance is 619 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Linz to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Linz to Lucerne is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Linz to Lucerne?

The quickest way to get from Linz to Lucerne is to drive which takes 6 h 8 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

Is there a direct train between Linz and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct train from Linz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

Is there a direct bus between Linz and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Linz and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Linz to Lucerne?

It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Linz to Lucerne, including transfers.