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There are 5 ways to get from Lucerne to Zürich by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  46m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70

$23 - $45

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Zurich K188 / ...

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  38m

  1. Take a taxi from Lucerne to Zürich 32.5 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  38m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Zürich 32.5 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  38m

  1. Take an Uber from Lucerne to Zürich 32.5 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 5 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Zürich is to taxi which costs SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Zürich is 40 km. The road distance is 52 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 46m and costs SFr 23 - SFr 45.

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The train from Luzern to Zürich HB takes 46m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lucerne to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 46m and costs SFr 23 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 2 - SFr 5 and takes 1h.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 24.8 miles
  • Duration: 46m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Zürich 4 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1h. Two other operators also service this route.

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 HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Zurigo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
Uber Zurich
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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UberX
$95 - $140
Black
$190 - $270
Taxi from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
38m
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Taxi Ernst Hess AG
Phone
+41 41 310 10 10
Website
hesstaxi.ch
Bahnhoftaxi
Phone
+41 41 210 33 33
Ammer Taxi
Phone
+41 41 260 36 36
Website
aemmertaxi.com
Airport City Taxi
Phone
+41 41 211 11 11
Website
citytaxi-luzern.ch

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Lucerne to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Zürich is 52 km. It takes approximately 38m to drive from Lucerne to Zürich.

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