There are 10 ways to get from Linz to Lucerne by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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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

$122 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Munich, Munich central bus station 091
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern 106

$35 - $58

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$50 - $80

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

$133 - $227

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 - $724

Train, train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 20 min

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

$170 - $437

Train to Vienna, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 14 min

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

$115 - $335

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

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

$152 - $392

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

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Lucerne is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Linz and Lucerne is 469 km. The road distance is 619.2 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Luzern via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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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.

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  • Distance: 293 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 38 min

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 Munich, Munich central bus station in around 10 h 20 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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 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 Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 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 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 Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
$95 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
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
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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