There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Lucerne by train, bus, car, rideshare or plane

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...

$55 - $100

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Luzern K188

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Lucerne 108.7 miles

$22 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lugano to Lucerne 108.9 miles

$12

Fly, train  •  4 h 13 min

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

$101 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Lucerne is to rideshare which costs SFr 12 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Lucerne is to drive which takes 1 h 54 min and costs SFr 22 - SFr 35.

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The distance between Lugano and Lucerne is 126 km. The road distance is 174 km.

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The train from Lugano to Luzern takes 1 h 59 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Luzern. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Luzern. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Lucerne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Lucerne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lugano to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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