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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Zurich, fly to London City  •  4 h 58 min

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

$100 - $373

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Bus  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet / ...

$55 - $116

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

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

$114 - $318

Train to Basel, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 28 min

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

$115 - $337

Train to Zurich, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 18 min

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

$88 - $328

Train to Zurich, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 41 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

$73 - $252

Train to Geneva, fly to London City  •  7 h 21 min

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

$146 - $370

Train to Berne, fly to London City  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bern
  2. Fly from Berne (BRN) to London City (LCY) BRN - LCY

$332 - $1,191

Train via Strasbourg  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  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

$219 - $470

Train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$214 - $427

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 41 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

$399 - $497

Train, bus  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station

$106 - $172

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

$153 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to London is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 120 and takes 16 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to London is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 360 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to London station. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 31 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, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 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 21 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 460.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 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 21 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 120 and takes 16 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to London.
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  • Distance: 491.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 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 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to London via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord in around 16 h 31 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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 Zurich to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,800
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Geneva to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Zurich to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Zurich to London Luton via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Geneva to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
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 Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
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
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
$95 - $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
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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