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There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  7 h 23 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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$30 - $51

3 alternative options

Train via Lindau Hbf  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lindau Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren Re
  4. Take the train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen Rb / ...

$113 - $192

Train via St. Gallen  •  7 h 42 min

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

$53 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle 183 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 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 60 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 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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The best way to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle without a car is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Schwangau Neuschwanstein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle is 293 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • Distance: 120.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle via Zürich HB, Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf, and Pflach in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle via Munich, Munich central bus station and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 9 h 55 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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 Zürich HB to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen 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 Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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