There are 6 ways to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg 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.

Recommended option

Train, fly  •  3 h 13 min

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

$93 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Nuremberg N184 / ...

$27 - $49

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$154 - $245

Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...

$108 - $181

Bus, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Stuttgart Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...

$52 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Nuremberg 296.5 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 300 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Nuremberg is 337 km. The road distance is 474.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Nuremberg via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf via Basel SBB and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Nuremberg via Basel SBB and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 7 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Nuremberg via Zurich in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 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 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 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lucerne to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
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 Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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