There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Rothenburg by bus, train, taxi or foot

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

Line 50 bus  •  8 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Luzern, Kasernenplatz to Rothenburg, Flecken 50 / ...

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Line 1 train  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 1 train from Luzern to Rothenburg Dorf 1

$9 - $18

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lucerne to Rothenburg 4.7 miles

$35 - $50

Walk  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Walk from Lucerne to Rothenburg 4.3 miles

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Rothenburg, Switzerland?

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Lucerne to Rothenburg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Rothenburg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $18 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Rothenburg Dorf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Luzern, Kasernenplatz to Rothenburg, Flecken
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Lucerne to Rothenburg
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Bahnhoftaxi
Phone
+41 41 210 33 33
Ammer Taxi
Phone
+41 41 260 36 36
Website
aemmertaxi.com
Airport City Taxi
Phone
+41 41 211 11 11
Website
citytaxi-luzern.ch
Taxi Ernst Hess AG
Phone
+41 41 310 10 10
Website
hesstaxi.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lucerne and Rothenburg is 5 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Rothenburg is to line 50 bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Rothenburg is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 45.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Rothenburg Dorf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern, Kasernenplatz and arriving at Rothenburg, Flecken. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

The line 50 bus from Luzern, Kasernenplatz to Rothenburg, Flecken takes 8 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.