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There are 9 ways to get from Lucerne to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

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  •  6h 5m

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

$85 - $274

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 25m

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

$84 - $278

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  8h 1m

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

$117 - $344

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Madrid (MAD) MXP - MAD

$136 - $363

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Madrid (MAD) LIN - MAD

$140 - $403

Train  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$274 - $380

Train via Genève  •  14h 52m

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

$279 - $412

Bus  •  28h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

$123 - $203

Drive  •  15h 24m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Madrid 1025.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 280 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 280 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lucerne 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 and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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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 50m and costs SFr 270 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Lucerne to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Madrid bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lucerne 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 50m and costs SFr 270 - SFr 380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 210 and takes 28h 15m.

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  • Distance: 757.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Madrid via Basel SBB and Avignon TGV in around 14h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Madrid via Zürich and Zurich in around 28h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
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 Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Lucerne to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid Avenida de América station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Madrid is 1640 km. It takes approximately 15h 24m to drive from Lucerne to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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