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

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Train via Basel  •  5h 23m

  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 Darmstadt Hbf Re / ...

68€ - 240€

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Darmstadt N33

23€ - 29€

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Train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf Re / ...

91€ - 173€

Bus via Mannheim  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Mannheim BlaBlaBus
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Darmstadt 027 / ...

32€ - 34€

Bus via Freiburg im Breisgau  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Basel, Basel SBB N33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Freiburg 122 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Darmstadt N33 / ...

30€ - 38€

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Darmstadt 390.5 km

45€ - 70€

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 13m

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

103€ - 309€

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

102€ - 295€

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf

80€ - 312€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  4. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

131€ - 370€

Train to Zurich, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

135€ - 419€

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Darmstadt is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Darmstadt is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Darmstadt. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Darmstadt Hbf via Basel Sbb and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Darmstadt is 315 km. The road distance is 390.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Darmstadt without a car is to train via Basel which takes 5h 23m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Lucerne to Darmstadt, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Darmstadt 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 Darmstadt is to train via Basel which takes 5h 23m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 7h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Darmstadt.
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  • Distance: 314.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Darmstadt via Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, and Mannheim Hbf in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Darmstadt twice daily. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 400€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 400€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station to Darmstadt, Darmstadt central station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerne to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€
Website
Marino Autolinee

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Lucerne to Darmstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Darmstadt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Darmstadt is 390 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Lucerne to Darmstadt.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Lucerne to Darmstadt bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 385+ hotels available in Darmstadt. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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