There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$139 - $225

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$27 - $44

6 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Cologne 365.1 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN

$77 - $235

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS

$70 - $212

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS

$91 - $301

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$151 - $366

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  4. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FDH - DUS

$162 - $576

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Cologne is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 45 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Cologne is to train and fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 240 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Cologne is 443 km. The road distance is 584.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Lucerne to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Köln Hbf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Cologne via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 5 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Cologne via Frankfurt and Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
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
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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