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There are 7 ways to get from Lucerne to Milan by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan, Milan 417 / ...

$16 - $25

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Train via Lugano  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...

$71 - $126

Bus Eurolines CH  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano Ouibus

$25 - $31

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...

$65 - $120

Rideshare  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lucerne to Milan 158.1 miles

$17

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Milan 158.1 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$108 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Milan is to rideshare which costs SFr 17 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Milan. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Milan is 189 km. The road distance is 253 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Milan without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs SFr 16 - SFr 26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Lucerne to Milan, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Milan bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Milan 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 Milan is to bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs SFr 16 - SFr 26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 130 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Milan.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Milan 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Marino Autolinee also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lucerne to Milan via Lugano in around 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Website
Marino Autolinee
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lucerne to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Lucerne to Milan bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Milano Lampugnano station.

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Lucerne to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Milan is 253 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Lucerne to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4181+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lucerne and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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