There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Zürich by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 6 - SFr 10 and takes 38 min.
The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Zürich is to taxi which costs SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 38 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.
The distance between Lucerne and Zürich is 40 km. The road distance is 52 km.
The best way to get from Lucerne to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 45.
The train from Luzern to Zürich HB takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Lucerne to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.
What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Zürich every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.
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.
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
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.
Bus from Luzern to Zurich
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 5 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $11 - $20
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.
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $7 - $11