There are 5 ways to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$65 - $111

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel, Basel central station N11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern K188

$14 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$61 - $118

Night bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Luzern N401

$16 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Lucerne 149.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne is to bus which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Luzern. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Lucerne is 176 km. The road distance is 239.2 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 55€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Strasbourg to Lucerne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Strasbourg station.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 55€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 109.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Strasbourg, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Strasbourg to Lucerne via Basel, Basel central station in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
$24 - $45
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
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Strasbourg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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