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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Black Forest 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.

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Train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Villingen(Schwarzw) Re

$126 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Villingen-Schwenningen 306

$93 - $113

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Black Forest 101.9 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2h 6m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Black Forest is 106 km. The road distance is 163 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Lucerne to Black Forest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Black Forest is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 120 and takes 4h 9m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Black Forest is 163 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Lucerne to Black Forest.

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There are 769+ hotels available in Black Forest. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Black Forest via Zürich HB, Singen(Hohentwiel), and Villingen(Schwarzw) in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Black Forest via Zurich and Villingen-Schwenningen in around 4h 9m.

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 HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Singen(Hohentwiel) to Villingen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Villingen-Schwenningen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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