There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  3 h 14 min

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

$93 - $299

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Bus  •  9 h 3 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 Nuremberg 029 / ...

$30 - $51

3 alternative options

Train  •  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

Train, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Nuremberg 006 / ...

$52 - $91

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Nuremberg 296.5 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Nuremberg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 3 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 Zürich HB and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 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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The best way to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 3 min.

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

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Lucerne to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nuremberg station.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 210.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Nuremberg via Zürich HB and Stuttgart Hbf in around 7 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Nuremberg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 9 h 3 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 35 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 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 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
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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 Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lucerne to Nuremberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Nuremberg is 474 km. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Lucerne to Nuremberg.

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

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Book your Lucerne to Nuremberg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 607+ hotels available in Nuremberg. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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