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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg by train or car

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Train via Bern  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15
  2. Take the train from Bern to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Kandersteg 300

$64 - $130

Cheapest option

Train Zentralbahn  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$56 - $93

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Kandersteg 67.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Kandersteg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Kandersteg via Bern and Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Kandersteg is 78 km. The road distance is 108.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Kandersteg train services, operated by BLS AG, arrive at Kandersteg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Kandersteg is 108 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Lucerne to Kandersteg.

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There are 867+ hotels available in Kandersteg. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Kandersteg.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Kandersteg via Bern and Spiez in around 2 h 43 min.

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 Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Spiez
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Kandersteg
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Spiez
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Kandersteg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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