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There are 13 ways to get from London to Lucerne by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry 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.

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Train via Gare de l'Est  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$225 - $474

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Bus  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern N836

$47 - $78

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Train  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$226 - $372

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  5. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lucerne

$378 - $430

Bus, train  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$133 - $208

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 55m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lucerne

$151 - $220

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$100 - $375

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$110 - $332

Fly London Heathrow to Zurich, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$113 - $317

Fly London Gatwick to Basel, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$79 - $310

Fly London Gatwick to Zurich, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH) LGW - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$87 - $325

Train to London Luton, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Zurich (ZRH) LTN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$75 - $250

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$144 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Lucerne is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 17h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs £85 - £250 and takes 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Luzern via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Luzern via Lille Flandres, Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 56m.

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The distance between London and Lucerne is 492 miles.

The best way to get from London to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs £170 - £370.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from London to Lucerne, including transfers.

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London to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Lucerne train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Lucerne is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs £170 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 17h 5m.

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Map of how to get from London to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 491.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between London, England and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from London to Lucerne via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Lucerne via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,800
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Luton to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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London to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Lucerne is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:43 PM in London and 4:43 PM in Lucerne.

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

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Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM and Swiss offer flights from London City Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £3 - £4.

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