There are 7 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 / ...

$64 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 13 min

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

$14 - $19

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Train, line 10 train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano 2 / ...
  3. Take the line 10 train from Lugano to Mendrisio 10 / ...
  4. Take the train from Mendrisio to Varese S40 / ...

$64 - $112

Bus, train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Como 417 / ...
  2. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Varese S40

$16 - $29

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Varese 132.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Lugano, line 10 train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the line 10 train from Lugano to Mendrisio
  4. Take the train from Mendrisio to Varese

$117 - $303

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 32 min

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

$101 - $321

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Varese is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Varese is 142 km. The road distance is 211.5 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Varese. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Varese - Stazione FNM via Grandate - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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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.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Varese.
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  • Distance: 89 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Varese every 4 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 Grandate - Stazione in around 4 h 13 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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
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 Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Varese
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Varese
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
trenord.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Como
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Luzern to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Varese - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it

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