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

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$107 - $180

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern 106

$21 - $40

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Bus Swiss PostAuto  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$133 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Lucerne 230 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Munich to Zurich, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$126 - $365

Fly Munich to Basel, train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$108 - $320

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$133 - $359

Fly Munich to Berne, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN
  2. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

$179 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lucerne is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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The distance between Munich and Lucerne is 273 km. The road distance is 368 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Munich to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Luzern. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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

You can take a train from Munich to Lucerne via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and Zürich HB in around 4 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Lucerne via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and Zurich in around 4 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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 Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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