There are 4 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Lucerne by train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$48 - $84

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai Rj
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Train Südostbahn  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Luzern 2-Y

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Lucerne 85.3 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Lucerne is to night bus and bus which costs SFr 5 - SFr 9 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Lucerne is 79 km. The road distance is 136.4 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canton of St. Gallen to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Luzern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Lucerne via Zürich HB in around 2 h 15 min.

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 St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Night bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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