There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda by train, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 57 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 Desenzano Fr / ...

$149 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Gardaland 400 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno 2 / ...

$27 - $53

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lake Garda 241.3 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano

$179 - $423

Train, fly to Verona, car ferry  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Verona (VRN) ZRH - VRN
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$111 - $466

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda is to bus and car ferry which costs SFr 27 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Lake Garda is 239 km. The road distance is 386 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Lake Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Lake Garda via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Desenzano in around 5 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $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
$16 - $30
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
bahn.de
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Gardaland
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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