There are 9 ways to get from Nice to Lucerne by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Lucerne

$50 - $110

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Turin, Torino 406
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Bus station to Lucerne Ouibus

$29 - $46

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Train via Lugano  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...

$133 - $199

Train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Luzern Eurocity / ...

$107 - $171

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Lucerne 354.5 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$93 - $287

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$75 - $232

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$122 - $277

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Strasbourg (SXB) NCE - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$125 - $376

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Lucerne. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Luzern via Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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The distance between Nice and Lucerne is 381 km. The road distance is 567.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 39 min and costs .

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The bus from Nice to Lucerne takes 8 h 39 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Nice to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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Nice to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lucerne is to bus which takes 8 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Nice to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Nice to Lucerne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Lucerne via Milano Centrale and Lugano in around 9 h 37 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Torino - Bus station to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Lucerne is 567 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Nice to Lucerne.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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