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

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 11 min

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

$108 - $326

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Bus  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Copenhagen N05

$81 - $145

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 46 min

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

$109 - $315

Train  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$244 - $390

Bus via Frankfurt  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen N98 / ...

$95 - $145

Train, night train  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$158 - $236

Drive, train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$244 - $384

Drive  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Copenhagen 860 miles

$190 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Copenhagen via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at København H via Basel SBB, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Copenhagen is 1003 km. The road distance is 1375.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 15 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Lucerne to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen is to train which takes 15 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Lucerne to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen station.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 627 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Copenhagen via Basel SBB, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, and Hamburg Hbf in around 15 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Copenhagen via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 23 h 50 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
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 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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
Night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $300
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Luzern to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de

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Lucerne to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Copenhagen is 1376 km. It takes approximately 12 h 30 min to drive from Lucerne to Copenhagen.

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easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Lucerne to Copenhagen train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Lucerne to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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