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There are 6 ways to get from Lucerne to Prague by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train, fly  •  4h 42m

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

$93 - $279

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Bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Prague 000259 / ...

$50 - $110

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Prague

$108 - $126

Train  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec

$213 - $338

Train, night train  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n. En

Drive  •  6h 53m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Prague 467.8 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Prague is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 110 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Prague is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 280 and takes 4h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lucerne and arriving at Prague. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Prague. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Basel SBB, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 18m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Prague is 562 km. The road distance is 748.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 9h 27m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Lucerne to Prague, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Prague bus services, operated by Tour Bus, depart from Lucerne station.

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Lucerne to Prague 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 Prague is to bus which takes 9h 27m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 210 - SFr 340 and takes 13h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Prague.
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  • Distance: 351.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic?

Tour Bus operates a bus from Lucerne to Prague 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 9h 27m. RegioJet also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lucerne to Prague via Basel SBB, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Dresden Hbf in around 13h 18m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Lucerne to Prague
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
noblessline.cz

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lucerne to Prague bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Prague station.

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Lucerne to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Prague is 748 km. It takes approximately 6h 53m to drive from Lucerne to Prague.

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Sichuan Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Lucerne to Prague train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Lucerne to Prague bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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