There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Varese 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$65 - $115

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Como 124
  2. Take the bus from Como - Stazione FNM to Varese - Stazione FNM C77

$18 - $28

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Varese 132.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$102 - $322

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Varese every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Varese via Como, Como Santa Caterina, Como Stazione Lago, and Como - Stazione FNM in around 5 h 24 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Como - Stazione FNM to Varese - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lucerne to Varese?

The distance between Lucerne and Varese is 142 km. The road distance is 212 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Varese?

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Varese is to bus which costs SFr 17 - SFr 28 and takes 5 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lucerne to Varese?

The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Varese is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 45.

Is there a direct train between Lucerne and Varese?

No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Varese. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Varese via Lugano and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lucerne and Varese?

No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Varese. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Varese - Stazione FNM via Como Santa Caterina and Como - Stazione FNM. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Lucerne to Varese?

It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Lucerne to Varese, including transfers.