There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Zurich, fly to Vienna  •  4 h 52 min

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

$99 - $299

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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Wien

$58 - $88

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Train to Basel, fly to Vienna  •  5 h 36 min

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

$140 - $389

Train, train to Altenrhein, fly to Vienna  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
  3. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE

$216 - $1,124

Train to Zurich, fly to Graz, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Graz (GRZ) ZRH - GRZ
  3. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf

$164 - $436

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$134 - $241

Train, bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Vienna 488.4 miles

$100 - $150

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Wien via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Vienna is 618 km. The road distance is 781.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Lucerne to Vienna, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Vienna bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lucerne station.

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Lucerne to Vienna 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 Vienna is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Lucerne to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Wien station.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 386 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 9 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Vienna via Zürich in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
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 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 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Wien
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch

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Lucerne to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Vienna is 781 km. It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to drive from Lucerne to Vienna.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport.

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