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

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Train to Zurich, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) ZRH - TXL

$73 - $230

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Bus  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E N06

$56 - $98

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Train to Basel, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BSL - TXL

$84 - $279

Train to Basel, fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) BSL - SXF

$69 - $234

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) STR - TXL

$107 - $273

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Berlin Hbf Ice

$204 - $320

Bus, train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Stuttgart
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport to Magdeburg
  3. Take the train from Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf Re1

$100 - $149

Train, night train  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Ostbahnhof Nj

$213 - $341

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Berlin 562.3 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Berlin is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 16 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Berlin is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 230 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Zurich and Berlin, Flughafen Tegel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Berlin is 710 km. The road distance is 899.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Lucerne to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Berlin 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 Berlin is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 16 h 10 min.

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  • Distance: 443.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Berlin via Basel SBB in around 9 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Berlin via Zürich, Zurich, Berlin, Berlin TXL, E, and Berlin, Flughafen Tegel in around 16 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Basel to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Berlin Schoenefeld via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Tegel via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $300
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 Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof to S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lucerne to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport to Magdeburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Lucerne to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin TXL, E station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Berlin is 900 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Lucerne to Berlin.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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