There are 8 ways to get from Lyon to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$112 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$18 - $26

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Wolhusen 89-Y

$81 - $111

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lucerne 259.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$98 - $267

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$118 - $246

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$130 - $496

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau

$155 - $343

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Lucerne is to bus which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Lucerne is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Lucerne is 302 km. The road distance is 414.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Lyon to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Luzern via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Lyon, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lyon to Lucerne via Geneve and Genève in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Lucerne via Zurich in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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