There are 6 ways to get from Lucerne to Innsbruck by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$69 - $126

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 409 / ...

$19 - $31

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Train, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to St. Gallen 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Innsbruck

$22 - $27

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck 193.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly to Munich  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  4. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$161 - $420

Train, fly to Innsbruck  •  7 h 26 min

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

$126 - $504

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Innsbruck is 235 km. The road distance is 309.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Lucerne to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Innsbruck bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lucerne station.

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Lucerne to Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 146.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Innsbruck via Zürich and Zurich in around 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Innsbruck is 309 km. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1273+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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