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

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$98 - $191

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern - Inseli to Venezia N401

$65 - $85

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  7 h 22 min

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

$85 - $127

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Venice 321.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 40 min

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

$82 - $350

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$88 - $389

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 85 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Venice is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 350 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern - Inseli and arriving at Venezia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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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 Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Venice is 358 km. The road distance is 514.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Venice without a car is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Lucerne to Venice, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Luzern - Inseli station.

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Lucerne to Venice 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 Venice is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 85 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Venice.
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  • Distance: 223.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Venice via Lugano and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 37 min. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lucerne to Venice once a week. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
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 Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Luzern - Inseli to Venezia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Lucerne to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Venezia station.

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Lucerne to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Venice is 514 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from Lucerne to Venice.

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

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Book your Lucerne to Venice bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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