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There are 8 ways to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB Ir26 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

121€ - 224€

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Bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Frankfurt central train station 476

56€ - 74€

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Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB Ir75 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

96€ - 147€

Bus, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Rottweil Station
  2. Take the train from Rottweil to Frankfurt(Main)Sued 62099 / ...

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 422.4 km

45€ - 70€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4h 26m

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

86€ - 427€

Train to Basel, fly  •  4h 39m

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

111€ - 403€

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA

157€ - 475€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) station. However, there are services departing from Lucerne, Inseli Park and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Zurich Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 37m.

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It is 341 km from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 422.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train via Basel which takes 4h 37m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lucerne, Inseli Park station.

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Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train via Basel which takes 4h 37m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 8h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 340.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Luthern, Switzerland and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

You can take a train from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Basel Sbb in around 4h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai, Zurich Bus Station, and Frankfurt central train station in around 8h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
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)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Rottweil to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Luzern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Lucerne to Rottweil Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 422 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Luthern to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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