There are 7 ways to get from Lucerne to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

134€ - 255€

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Bern-Venedig

35€ - 55€

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice 401

50€ - 73€

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Venice 514.3 km

65€ - 110€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4h 52m

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

102€ - 424€

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE

78€ - 252€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE

111€ - 472€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Venice is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 460 and takes 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lucerne Inselquai and arriving at Venice Tronchetto Train Station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Venice. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Venice is 358 km. The road distance is 514.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Venice without a car is to train which takes 7h 12m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Lucerne to Venice, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Venice bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Lucerne Inselquai station.

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Lucerne to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Arth-Goldau station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Venice is to train which takes 7h 12m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Venice.
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  • Distance: 357.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 12m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Arth-Goldau to Venezia S. Lucia once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 230€ and the journey takes 5h 37m. Alternatively, ExpressBus operates a bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station once a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
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 Arth-Goldau to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
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 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
ExpressBus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Lucerne to Venice bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Venice Tronchetto Train Station.

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Lucerne to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Venice is 514 km. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Lucerne to Venice.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport.

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