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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Geneva by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève 15

$80 - $150

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Geneva 166.5 miles

$35 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 12 min

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

$86 - $194

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Genève. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Lucerne and Geneva is 190 km. The road distance is 266.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs SFr 80 - SFr 150.

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The train from Luzern to Genève takes 3 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lucerne to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Geneva is 266 km. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Lucerne to Geneva.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 118.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $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. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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