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There are 10 ways to get from Salzburg to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$113 - $188

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$45 - $95

8 alternative options

Train via Feldkirch  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch Rj
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB En / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$110 - $193

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$66 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Lucerne 318.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 11 min

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

$153 - $409

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 14 min

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

$139 - $369

Fly Salzburg to Zurich, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$141 - $363

Fly Salzburg to Basel, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$102 - $353

Train to Munich, fly to Berne, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

$210 - $749

Map of how to get from Salzburg to Lucerne.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 228.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 6 hours 28 minutes.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Avg. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich via Nuremberg
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Avg. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Hamburg
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Luton
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Hamburg
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Gatwick
Avg. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Heathrow
Avg. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Vienna
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Stansted
Avg. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch
Avg. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Ost
Avg. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Zürich
Avg. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Avg. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Mnichov, ZOB to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

How far is it from Salzburg to Lucerne?

The distance between Salzburg and Lucerne is 366 km. The road distance is 509 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Lucerne is to bus and train which costs 60€ and takes 8 hours 4 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Salzburg to Lucerne?

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Lucerne is to drive which takes 5 hours 1 minute and costs 65€.

Is there a direct train between Salzburg and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 hours 28 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Salzburg to Lucerne?

It takes approximately 6 hours 28 minutes to get from Salzburg to Lucerne, including transfers.