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

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Map of how to get from Milan to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Lucerne every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 hours 44 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Lucerne twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3 hours. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Avg. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Avg. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Luzern
Avg. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Malpensa Express
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Cadorna to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Avg. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Book at
malpensaexpress.it
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Luzern
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano to Lucerna
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
globtour.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Lucerne
Avg. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

How far is it from Milan to Lucerne?

The distance between Milan and Lucerne is 189 km. The road distance is 249 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Milan to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lucerne is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 hours 13 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Milan to Lucerne?

The quickest way to get from Milan to Lucerne is to drive which takes 2 hours 44 minutes and costs 35€.

Is there a direct train between Milan and Lucerne?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 hours 3 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Milan and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Luzern via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 hours 20 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Milan to Lucerne?

It takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes to get from Milan to Lucerne, including transfers.