There are 8 ways to get from Regensburg to Lucerne by train, bus, 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.

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Train via München Hackerbrücke  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to München Hbf Ex / ...
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$138 - $235

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Regensburg, Regensburg central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 083 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern 106

$27 - $47

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Train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to München Hbf Ex / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$78 - $193

Bus, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Regensburg Hbf to München Flughafen FJS
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$40 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Regensburg to Lucerne 303.3 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Freising
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$137 - $387

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Freising
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$119 - $342

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$127 - $350

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No, there is no direct bus from Regensburg station to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Regensburg, Regensburg central station and arriving at Luzern via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Regensburg to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Regensburg Hbf and arriving at Luzern via München Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Regensburg and Lucerne is 357 km. The road distance is 485.3 km.

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The best way to get from Regensburg to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Regensburg to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Regensburg to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Regensburg, Regensburg central station.

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Regensburg to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Regensburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Regensburg to Lucerne is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Regensburg to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Map of how to get from Regensburg to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 223 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Regensburg, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Regensburg to Lucerne via München Hbf, München Hauptbahnhof, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), and Zürich HB in around 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Regensburg to Lucerne via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Train operators
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 Regensburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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
Train from München Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$21 - $100
First
$55 - $170
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Freising
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Regensburg Hbf to München Flughafen FJS
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Bus from Regensburg Hbf to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
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 Regensburg, Regensburg central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Regensburg to München
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Regensburg to Lucerne is 485 km. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Regensburg to Lucerne.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Regensburg to Lucerne bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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

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