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

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...

$133 - $193

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Train, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to St. Gallen 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Munich, Munich central bus station 206 / ...

$7 - $21

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Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$103 - $181

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Munich 229.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich  •  3 h 48 min

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

$124 - $359

Train to Basel, fly to Munich  •  5 h 22 min

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

$110 - $318

Train to Zurich, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

$133 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Munich is to train and bus which costs SFr 7 - SFr 21 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Munich is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Munich. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at München ZOB via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Munich. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Munich is 273 km. The road distance is 367.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Munich without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Lucerne to Munich, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Munich bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lucerne station.

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Lucerne to Munich 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 Munich is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 190 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Munich.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

You can take a bus from Lucerne to Munich via Zürich and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lucerne to Munich via Zürich HB in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from St. Gallen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lucerne to Munich bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at München ZOB station.

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Lucerne to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Munich is 367 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Lucerne to Munich.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 747+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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