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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Luthern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

SFr 121 - SFr 176

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Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Basel, Basel SBB N99
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Luzern 1524 / ...

SFr 41 - SFr 51

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Bus, train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg 570 / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Luzern Ec

SFr 53 - SFr 75

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Luthern 672.5 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

SFr 110 - SFr 418

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  5h 29m

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

SFr 97 - SFr 311

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5h 37m

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

SFr 109 - SFr 266

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  7h 53m

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

SFr 156 - SFr 391

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Luthern is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Luthern is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 390€ and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Luzern via Basel, Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Paris and Luthern is 487 km. The road distance is 672.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Paris to Luthern, including transfers.

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Paris to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Luthern train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Luthern is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Luthern.
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  • Distance: 486.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Luthern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Luthern via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Luthern via Basel, Basel SBB in around 11h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 320
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 600
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Paris to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Luthern is 673 km. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Paris to Luthern.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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There are 449+ hotels available in Luthern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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