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There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Split by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$124 - $399

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Split

$60 - $100

3 alternative options

Bus Globtour  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern Hbf to Tomislavgrad
  2. Take the bus from Tomislavgrad to Split

$93 - $136

Train  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Zagreb to Split

$171 - $291

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Split 714.7 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Split is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 100 and takes 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Split is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 400 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Split. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Split. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Split via Zürich HB, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 39 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Split is 748 km. The road distance is 1143.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Split without a car is to bus which takes 17 h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Lucerne to Split, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Split bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Split 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 Split is to bus which takes 17 h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 290 and takes 22 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Split.
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  • Distance: 467.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Split, Croatia?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lucerne to Split 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 17 h. Arriva d.o.o. also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lucerne to Split via Zürich HB, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Zagreb in around 22 h 39 min.

Airlines
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Split
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
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eurolines.ch
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Lucerne to Split
Ave. Duration
17 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Luzern Hbf to Tomislavgrad
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
globtour.com
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Tomislavgrad to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
jelinak.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Lucerne to Split train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Split station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Split is 1144 km. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Lucerne to Split.

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Edelweiss Air, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 12624+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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