There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Buchloe  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Buchloe Ec
  3. Take the train from Buchloe to Füssen Re / ...

$117 - $199

Cheapest option

Train via St. Gallen  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to St. Gallen 1-Y
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen(CH) to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$53 - $85

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$94 - $162

Bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$142 - $210

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle 183 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Neuschwanstein Castle is 193 km. The road distance is 292.7 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

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What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle via Zürich HB, Buchloe, and Füssen in around 7 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle via Zurich, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, München ZOB, Munich, Munich central bus station, and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 9 h 48 min.

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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen(CH) to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Buchloe to Füssen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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