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There are 11 ways to get from Lucerne to Rome by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Chiasso Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale Ece
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$107 - $215

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Bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Rome N524

$45 - $80

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Train via Lugano  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$111 - $221

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome

$60 - $75

Train, bus  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Schmerikon 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from Schmerikon Bhf to Rom Anagnina

$63 - $79

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Rome 516.4 miles

$120 - $180

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$82 - $353

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$103 - $392

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

$130 - $388

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

$124 - $337

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rome (FCO) GVA - FCO

$126 - $358

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Rome is to bus and ferry which costs SFr 60 - SFr 75 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 360 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Rome. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Roma Termini via Chiasso and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Rome is 662 km. The road distance is 826.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Lucerne to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Lucerne to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 11 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Rome.
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  • Distance: 413.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Rome via Chiasso and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Rome twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Schmerikon
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Rome
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Schmerikon Bhf to Rom Anagnina
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Lucerne to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Rome is 826 km. It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to drive from Lucerne to Rome.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport.

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