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There are 11 ways to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

$134 - $220

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Bus FlixBus  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Düsseldorf N177 / ...

$38 - $68

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$139 - $230

Drive, train  •  7h 9m

  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

$134 - $219

Bus Karat-S  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Karlsruhe Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Düsseldorf Am Stufstock Varna - Dortmund / ...

$61 - $87

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Düsseldorf 388.7 miles

$80 - $120

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

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

$67 - $194

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 28m

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

$88 - $283

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$86 - $245

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 37m

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

$159 - $559

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 29m

  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

$126 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 200 and takes 4h 44m.

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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 12h 20m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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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 6h 32m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m 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 6h 32m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 12h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 298.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Düsseldorf via Basel SBB in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Düsseldorf via Zurich in around 12h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $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
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Freiburg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Weil am Rhein to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
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
Bus from Lucerne to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Düsseldorf Am Stufstock
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Lucerne to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Düsseldorf is 622 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Lucerne to Düsseldorf.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Zurich Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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