There are 7 ways to get from Mannheim to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Luzern Ece / ...

$55 - $150

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Lucerne Ouibus / ...

$15 - $40

5 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$93 - $156

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Lucerne 218.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$133 - $335

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$125 - $360

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$105 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Lucerne is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Lucerne is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Lucerne is 271 km. The road distance is 350.2 km.

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The train from Mannheim Hbf to Luzern takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim and arriving at Lucerne. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mannheim to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Mannheim to Lucerne every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mannheim to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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