There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 10m

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

55€ - 263€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Madrid (MAD) BSL - MAD

100€ - 321€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

115€ - 352€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Madrid (MAD) MXP - MAD

78€ - 445€

Train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

228€ - 345€

Train via Geneva  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève 15
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

223€ - 342€

Bus  •  28h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Zurich N33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

83€ - 197€

Drive  •  15h 24m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Madrid 1640.1 km

190€ - 290€

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 280 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 280 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Madrid Avenida de América via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville and Nimes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 57m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Madrid is 1212 km. The road distance is 1640.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14h 57m and costs SFr 240 - SFr 370.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Lucerne to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Madrid 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 Madrid is to train which takes 14h 57m and costs SFr 240 - SFr 370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 210 and takes 28h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1212.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Madrid via Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville, and Nimes in around 14h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Madrid via Zurich in around 28h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 220€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 800€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
290€ - 800€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Lucerne to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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