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

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Fly Ljubljana to Zurich, train  •  5h 32m

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

$126 - $373

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Bus  •  10h

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

$45 - $70

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Shuttle to Graz, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$169 - $715

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$139 - $600

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$125 - $732

Shuttle to Trieste, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau

$155 - $627

Train  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau Ec

$85 - $190

Night train, train  •  13h 22m

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

$119 - $198

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Lucerne 460.1 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 330€ and takes 5h 32m.

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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 to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana Tivoli and arriving at Luzern via Trieste Centrale, Venezia Mestre, Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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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 10h and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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 Tivoli station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne is to bus which takes 10h and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 12h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 304.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

Globtour operates a bus from Ljubljana to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 10h. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Lucerne via Trieste Centrale, Venezia Mestre, Milano Centrale, and Arth-Goldau in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $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 Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
First
$65 - $130
Standard
$22 - $75
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana Tivoli to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Night train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Trenitalia

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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $260
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Schedules at
goopti.com
Book at
goopti.com
Shared
$43 - $47
Private
$210 - $390
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ljubljana to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Ljubljana to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Lucerne is 736 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Ljubljana to Lucerne.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Adria Airways offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Ljubljana to Lucerne bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 362+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs 9€ - 40€.

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