There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Lucerne by train, bus, rideshare, 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 via Arth-Goldau  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau Ec

$55 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 49 min

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

$11 - $42

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Luzern Eurocity / ...

$65 - $120

Rideshare  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Lucerne 156 miles

$14 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Lucerne 155.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$109 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lucerne is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Lucerne is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Milan to Lucerne, including transfers.

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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 h 3 min.

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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 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Milan to Lucerne every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano to Lucerna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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