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There are 5 ways to get from Luthern to Alba by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€40 - €103

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Bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan 506 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Turin 726 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

€14 - €37

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Castione-Arbedo
  2. Take the bus from Arbedo-Castione Via Stazione to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  3. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Turin Corso Bolzano
  4. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Luthern to Alba 389.4 km

€45 - €70

Train, fly  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Turin (TRN) ZRH - TRN
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€77 - €246

Luthern to Alba by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Alba is around 8h 31m and covers a distance of around 445 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 35m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Luthern to Alba train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Alba. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 31m
Fastest train time:
6h 35m
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€73
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:18
Last train departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luthern to Alba train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Alba is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Alba is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luthern to Alba. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Milan, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Alba. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Alba via Lugano, Milano Centrale and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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The distance between Luthern and Alba is 262 km. The road distance is 389.4 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Alba without a car is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Luthern to Alba, including transfers.

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Luthern to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Luthern to Alba train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Alba is to train which takes 6h 33m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Alba.
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  • Distance: 262.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Luthern, Switzerland and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Luthern to Alba via Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Torino Porta Susa in around 6h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Alba via Milan, Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 8h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1000
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1200
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Turin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia

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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Torino - Autostazione C.So Vittorio Emanuele 131
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Baltour
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Marozzi VT
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Arbedo-Castione Via Stazione to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Giosy Tours
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Turin Corso Bolzano
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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Luthern to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Luthern to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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