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There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$134 - $180

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Bus  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris

$53 - $78

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Train, bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris N99 / ...

$69 - $120

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Paris 416.7 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY

$100 - $379

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 5m

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

$98 - $318

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 30m

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

$94 - $347

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris Orly  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY

$128 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Paris is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 380 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Paris. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Paris via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Paris. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Paris is 487 km. The road distance is 666.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Lucerne to Paris, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Paris 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 Paris is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 10h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Paris.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Paris via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Paris via Zürich and Zurich in around 10h 12m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.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 Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lucerne to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Paris station.

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Lucerne to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Paris is 667 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Lucerne to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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