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There are 13 ways to get from Lucerne to London by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry or plane

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Train via Gare de l'Est  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$218 - $468

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Bus  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London 815 / ...

$60 - $130

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Train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International

$219 - $360

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  5. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  6. Drive from Folkestone to London

$396 - $494

Train, bus  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London

$100 - $176

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$152 - $220

Train to Zurich, fly to London City  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London City (LCY) ZRH - LCY

$99 - $371

Train to Zurich, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Heathrow (LHR) ZRH - LHR

$112 - $316

Train to Zurich, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Gatwick (LGW) ZRH - LGW

$86 - $321

Train to Basel, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Heathrow (LHR) BSL - LHR

$113 - $335

Train to Basel, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW) BSL - LGW

$82 - $310

Train to Zurich, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Luton (LTN) ZRH - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$75 - $246

Train to Geneva, fly to London Gatwick  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GVA - LGW

$130 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to London is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 130 and takes 18 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to London is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 370 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to London. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at London via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to London. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Basel SBB, Mulhouse Ville and Gare de Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and London is 786 km.

The best way to get from Lucerne to London without a car is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 470.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Lucerne to London, including transfers.

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Lucerne to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to London 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 London is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 130 and takes 18 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to London.
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  • Distance: 491.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and London, England?

You can take a train from Lucerne to London via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 8 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to London via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 18 h 11 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Zurich to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Zurich to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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 Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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London is 1 h behind Lucerne. It is currently 10:02 PM in Lucerne and 9:02 PM in London.

Lucerne to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to London City Airport.

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