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There are 4 ways to get from Stresa to Lucerne by train or car

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Train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Olten Ec
  2. Take the train from Olten to Luzern 510 / ...

$66 - $104

3 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Brig Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

$87 - $159

Train via Spiez  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Domodossola to Spiez Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470

$67 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Stresa to Lucerne 140 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Lucerne is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Lucerne is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Luzern via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Lucerne is 131 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 55€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Stresa to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Stresa to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Stresa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Lucerne is 224 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Stresa to Lucerne.

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

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 81.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Stresa, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Stresa to Lucerne via Olten and Olten in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
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 Stresa to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Stresa to Brig
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$22 - $35
First
$49
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Olten to Luzern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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 Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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

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