There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188

$19 - $30

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore 121.4 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 41 min

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

$100 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 30 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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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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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Lake Maggiore is 194 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min 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 2987+ hotels available in Lake Maggiore. Prices start at $76 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: 4 h 30 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Lake Maggiore twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
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.

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Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
Bus operators

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
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19

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