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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Luthern by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 21m

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

SFr 68 - SFr 290

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 39m

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

SFr 160 - SFr 365

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

SFr 122 - SFr 380

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Rotkreuz

SFr 99 - SFr 514

Train  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve Tgv
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

SFr 239 - SFr 362

Train via Barcelona  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

SFr 230 - SFr 413

Bus  •  28h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Luzern 1524 / ...

SFr 92 - SFr 199

Drive  •  15h 24m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Luthern 1637.9 km

SFr 200 - SFr 300

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Luthern is to bus which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 28h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Luthern is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 280€ and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Luzern via Basel, Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Luzern via Avignon Tgv and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 59m.

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The distance between Madrid and Luthern is 1212 km. The road distance is 1637.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 14h 59m and costs 220€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Madrid to Luthern, including transfers.

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Madrid to Luthern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Luthern train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Luthern is to train which takes 14h 59m and costs 220€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 28h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Luthern.
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  • Distance: 1212.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Luthern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Madrid to Luthern via Avignon Tgv and Genève in around 14h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Luthern via Basel and Basel, Basel SBB in around 28h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 260
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 260
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 550
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 550
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 170
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 270
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 350
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 280
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 280
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 100
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 240
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 220
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 270
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 370
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 140
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 360
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 Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Lugano to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 130
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Promo+
SFr 74 - SFr 79
Flexible
SFr 95 - SFr 130
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
26h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
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eurolines.ch
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 Basel, Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Madrid to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Madrid to Luthern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Luthern is 1638 km. It takes approximately 15h 24m to drive from Madrid to Luthern.

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Air Europa, Air France, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Zurich Airport.

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