There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Ascona by 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 21 min

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

$54 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus, line 311 bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Arth-Goldau Station to Bellinzona
  2. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace 311

$36 - $54

2 alternative options

Train via Bellinzona  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$54 - $98

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Ascona 108.8 miles

$22 - $35

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Ascona via Arth-Goldau, Arth-Goldau Station, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Piazza Orico, and Locarno, Via della Pace in around 4 h 23 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Arth-Goldau Station to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lucerne to Ascona?

The distance between Lucerne and Ascona is 106 km. The road distance is 174 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Ascona?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Lucerne to Ascona?

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

How long does it take to get from Lucerne to Ascona?

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