There are 10 ways to get from Nice to Lucerne by bus, train, 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

Bus Eurolines FR  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Lucerne

$50 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Lucerne Ouibus

$28 - $48

8 alternative options

Train via Arth-Goldau  •  9 h 5 min

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

$84 - $136

Train  •  9 h 38 min

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

$94 - $174

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Lucerne 354.5 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Nice to Zurich, train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$93 - $287

Fly Nice to Basel, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$75 - $232

Fly Monaco to Zurich, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$88 - $307

Fly Nice to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 10 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

$126 - $376

Fly Nice to Geneva, train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$122 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lucerne is to bus which costs 23€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 10 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 bus from Nice to Lucerne takes 8 h 39 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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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 Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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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 - $120 and the journey takes 8 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Lucerne via Milano Centrale and Arth-Goldau in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Monaco to Zurich via Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Monaco to Zurich via Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 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 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
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 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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

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