There are 9 ways to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Ljubljana to Zurich, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$128 - $374

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Luzern Hbf

$50 - $75

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Fly Ljubljana to Basel, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$169 - $484

Fly Graz to Zurich, train  •  7 h 32 min

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

$171 - $724

Fly Zagreb to Zurich, train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$141 - $606

Fly Venice to Zurich, train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$127 - $741

Fly Trieste to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau

$173 - $617

Train  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$123 - $203

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Lucerne 460.1 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ljubljana Zob Postaja and arriving at Luzern Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 14 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Lucerne is 487 km. The road distance is 736.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Lucerne bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Ljubljana Zob Postaja station.

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Ljubljana to Lucerne train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne is to bus which takes 10 h and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 13 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Ljubljana to Lucerne bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Luzern Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 304.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Globtour operates a bus from Ljubljana to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 10 h. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 13 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Geneva, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $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
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ljubljana to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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