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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Prague to Zurich, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

SFr 90 - SFr 284

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Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Lucerne, Inseli Park RegioJet

SFr 24 - SFr 30

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Fly Prague to Basel, train  •  5h 50m

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

SFr 89 - SFr 305

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

SFr 110 - SFr 333

Train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Leipzig Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

SFr 153 - SFr 292

Bus, train  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Zurich 283 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...

SFr 61 - SFr 90

Night train, train  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...

SFr 103 - SFr 154

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Prague to Lucerne 741.9 km

SFr 95 - SFr 140

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Lucerne is to bus which costs 550 Kč - 700 Kč and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 2 100 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 4h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Lucerne, Inseli Park. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Luzern via Leipzig Hbf, Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 3m.

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The distance between Prague and Lucerne is 562 km. The road distance is 741.9 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 10h 25m and costs 550 Kč - 700 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Prague to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Prague to Lucerne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Lucerne train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lucerne is to bus which takes 10h 25m and costs 550 Kč - 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 3 500 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 12h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 562.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Lucerne, Switzerland?

RegioJet operates a bus from Prague to Lucerne twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 30 and the journey takes 10h 25m. Nobless Line also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Lucerne via Leipzig Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 12h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 850
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 490
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 460
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 480
Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 18
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 65
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 65
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Luzern
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 82
Schedules at
noblessline.cz

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Prague to Lucerne bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lucerne, Inseli Park station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Lucerne is 742 km. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Prague to Lucerne.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Prague to Lucerne bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 408+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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