There are 12 ways to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Mannheim  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Ic / ...

81€ - 270€

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Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Basel, Basel SBB N33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Karlsruhe 122 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Coblenz N93 / ...

37€ - 46€

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Train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Olten 510 / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Koblenz Hbf Ec

134€ - 253€

Bus, train  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Mannheim BlaBlaBus
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Ic / ...

49€ - 101€

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Bad Ems 510.8 km

60€ - 90€

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf

121€ - 370€

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf

120€ - 355€

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof

75€ - 231€

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf

81€ - 309€

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf

109€ - 336€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  4. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf

144€ - 430€

Train to Zurich, fly to Luxembourg, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  3. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf

92€ - 321€

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Bad Ems. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Bad Ems West via Basel Sbb, Mannheim Hbf and Koblenz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Bad Ems is 368 km. The road distance is 510.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems without a car is to train via Mannheim which takes 6h 36m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Bad Ems train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems is to train via Mannheim which takes 6h 36m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lucerne to Bad Ems train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koblenz Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Bad Ems.
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  • Distance: 367.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Bad Ems, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bad Ems via Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Mannheim Hbf, and Koblenz Hbf in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Bad Ems via Basel, Basel SBB, Karlsruhe, Coblenz, and Koblenz Hbf in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 950€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Olten
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Luzern to Olten
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
20€ - 27€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
National Express Rail
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hnf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerne to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€
Website
Marino Autolinee
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Coblenz
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Bad Ems is 511 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Lucerne to Bad Ems.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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