There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Bolzano by train, bus, car or plane

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, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$46 - $81

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Train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen Rex / ...

$79 - $149

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Bolzano 267.9 miles

$60 - $95

Train, fly to Munich, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$166 - $441

Train, fly to Venice  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen

$101 - $387

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Bolzano/Bozen via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Bolzano is 239 km. The road distance is 428.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Bolzano without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Lucerne to Bolzano, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Lucerne to Bolzano train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bolzano/Bozen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Bolzano is 429 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Lucerne to Bolzano.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1491+ hotels available in Bolzano. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Bolzano.
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  • Distance: 149.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Bolzano, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bolzano via Zürich HB and Innsbruck Hbf in around 8 h 18 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

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 Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
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 Bozen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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