There are 7 ways to get from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main by train, 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  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$104 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt Ouibus

$18 - $25

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station X07 / ...

$26 - $43

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main 265.4 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Basel, fly  •  3 h 41 min

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

$111 - $351

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 27 min

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

$115 - $322

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly  •  6 h 5 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 Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

$142 - $416

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 25 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 350.

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The distance between Lucerne and Frankfurt am Main is 342 km. The road distance is 425 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lucerne and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main via Basel SBB in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt am Main via Zurich in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
$26 - $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
$23 - $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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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