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There are 6 ways to get from Lucerne to Varese by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 13 min

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

$64 - $111

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

4 alternative options

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 Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 22 min

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

$101 - $321

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 - $302

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Varese without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.

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

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Lucerne to Varese bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Varese 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 Varese is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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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 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 Grandate - Stazione in around 4 h 13 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 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
Train from Lugano to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Varese
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Varese
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
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.

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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 - $20
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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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Lucerne to Varese bus services, operated by FNM Autoservizi, arrive at Varese - Stazione FNM station.

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Lucerne to Varese train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Varese is 212 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Lucerne to Varese.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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