There are 9 ways to get from Lucerne to Florence by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car 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 Lugano  •  6 h 5 min

  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

$109 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan, Milan N836 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N520 / ...

$33 - $58

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$86 - $133

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 12 min

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

$105 - $143

Drive  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Florence 347.8 miles

$80 - $130

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  4 h 33 min

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

$103 - $405

Train to Zurich, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 52 min

  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

$133 - $352

Train to Basel, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$89 - $431

Train to Zurich, fly to Bologna, train  •  7 h 26 min

  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

$145 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Florence is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 390 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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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 8 h 12 min.

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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 6 h 5 min.

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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 6 h 5 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Lucerne to Florence, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lucerne to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, 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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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Florence.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $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
1 h 59 min
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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.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
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
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
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
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $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
1 h 22 min
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Milano
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
marinobus.it
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Night bus from Milan, Lampugnano station to Florence, Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it

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