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There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188 / ...

$14 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$135 - $194

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore 121.4 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  3h 41m

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

$99 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 29 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 20m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Lake Maggiore is 120 km. The road distance is 194.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs SFr 14 - SFr 29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 200 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is 194 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 2929+ hotels available in Lake Maggiore. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 30m. RegioJet also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 1h 29m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com

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