There are 11 ways to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf by train, car, bus 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 via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 18 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 Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$150 - $237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Düsseldorf N11 / ...

$38 - $68

9 alternative options

Drive, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Weil am Rhein to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$144 - $220

Train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Olten 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Düsseldorf Hbf Ec

$144 - $242

Train #2  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Monchengladbach Hbf ICE International

$137 - $225

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Düsseldorf 388.7 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 44 min

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

$68 - $190

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 3 min

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

$81 - $272

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 8 min

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

$89 - $279

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 22 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

$160 - $553

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 24 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 Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS

$132 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 190 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Düsseldorf via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Düsseldorf is 477 km. The road distance is 621.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 6 h 18 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf is to train which takes 6 h 18 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 12 h.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 298.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Düsseldorf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Düsseldorf via Zurich in around 12 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
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)

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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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
$27 - $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
$24 - $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
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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
$24 - $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 Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Weil am Rhein to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Monchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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