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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Ascona by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Locarno 9-Y

$53 - $95

2 alternative options

Train, line 20 train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno 20 / ...

$53 - $96

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Ascona 108.8 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Ascona is 106 km. The road distance is 174.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Ascona without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Lucerne to Ascona, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Ascona is 174 km. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from Lucerne to Ascona.

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There are 1591+ hotels available in Ascona. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Ascona, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Ascona 4 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min.

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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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