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

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Bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Lucerne 000259

$50 - $110

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Train EuroNight  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$23 - $45

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Bus, train  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Zurich
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$108 - $130

Train Czech Railways (ČD)  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$153 - $256

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Lucerne 467 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Prague to Zurich, train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$93 - $282

Fly Prague to Basel, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$90 - $322

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 32 min

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

$102 - $307

Fly Prague to Geneva, train  •  8 h 1 min

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

$137 - $392

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Lucerne. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) and arriving at Luzern via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 34 min.

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The distance between Prague and Lucerne is 562 km. The road distance is 747.1 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 27 min and costs .

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The bus from Prague to Lucerne takes 9 h 27 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Prague to Lucerne bus services, operated by Tour Bus, depart from Prague station.

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Prague to Lucerne train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lucerne is to bus which takes 9 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Prague to Lucerne bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 351.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

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

Tour Bus operates a bus from Prague to Lucerne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Lucerne via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), and Zürich HB in around 10 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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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 747 km. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Prague to Lucerne.

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Vueling Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Prague 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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