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There are 7 ways to get from Lucerne to Florence by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$100 - $181

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Bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan, Milan 417 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N524 / ...

$28 - $60

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Bus and ferry  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Florence

$104 - $141

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Florence 347.8 miles

$80 - $130

Train, fly to Florence  •  4h 31m

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

$102 - $399

Train, fly to Pisa  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pisa (PSA) ZRH - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$132 - $350

Train, fly to Bologna  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$143 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 60 and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 400 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Florence via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Florence is 430 km. The road distance is 556.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Florence without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Lucerne to Florence, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Florence bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Florence 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 Florence is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 60 and takes 9h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Florence.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Florence via Lugano and Milano Centrale in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Florence via Milan, Milan, Florence, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 9h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
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
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Baltour

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lucerne to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Florence station.

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Lucerne to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Florence is 556 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Lucerne to Florence.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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