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There are 5 ways to get from Sion to Lucerne by train, bus 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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Train via Bern  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Visp 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

$85 - $156

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Sion to Zurich K288
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$18 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Lausanne 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15 / ...

$99 - $180

Train via Interlaken Ost  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Visp 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470

$78 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sion to Lucerne 164.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Sion to Lucerne is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 35 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sion to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sion to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Sion and arriving at Lucerne via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sion to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Sion and arriving at Luzern via Visp and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Sion and Lucerne is 117 km. The road distance is 263.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sion to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Sion to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Sion to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Sion station.

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Sion to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Sion station.

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The best way to get from Sion to Lucerne is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 35 and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Sion to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 73 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Sion, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Sion to Lucerne via Visp and Bern in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sion to Lucerne via Zürich in around 7 h.

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 Sion to Visp
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Sion to Visp
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.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 Sion to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Sion to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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Sion to Lucerne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sion to Lucerne is 263 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Sion to Lucerne.

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There are 356+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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