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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines Ter

69€ - 112€

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Strasbourg N401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken N506 / ...

20€ - 33€

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Bus, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf Rb / ...
  3. Take the train from Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

41€ - 74€

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Saarbrücken 203.8 miles

35€ - 55€

Train to Zurich, fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Saarbruecken Hbf

86€ - 291€

Train to Zurich, fly to Saarbrucken  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Saarbrucken (SCN) ZRH - SCN

167€ - 568€

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf

104€ - 314€

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf

121€ - 353€

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Saarbrücken via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Saarbrücken is 261 km. The road distance is 326.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken without a car is to train which takes 5h 55m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 5h 55m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 163.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Saarbrücken via Basel SBB, Gare de Basel-SBB, Gare de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Sarreguemines, and Sarreguemines in around 5h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Saarbrücken via Strasbourg in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Frankfurt, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 1100€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 800€
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
20€ - 29€
Website
trenitalia.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Neustadt(Weinstr)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 24€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 28€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 27€
1st Class
38€ - 41€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 31€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
43€ - 48€
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
oebb.at
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Ouibus
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Mobiliteit

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Saarbrücken is 326 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Lucerne to Saarbrücken.

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

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

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