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There are 11 ways to get from Toulouse to Lucerne by plane, 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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Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$90 - $327

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Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luzern K188

$83 - $103

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Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Strasbourg (SXB) TLS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$115 - $391

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$123 - $282

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Geneva (GVA) TLS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$122 - $352

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) TLS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern

$121 - $362

Fly to Lyon, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Lyon (LYS) TLS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern

$156 - $344

Train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Dijon Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$226 - $290

Train via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

$216 - $314

Bus, train  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$105 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Lucerne 577.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Lucerne is to bus which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toulouse to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Toulouse and arriving at Luzern via Basel, Basel central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Toulouse-Matabiau and arriving at Luzern via Dijon Ville, Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 1 min.

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The distance between Toulouse and Lucerne is 659 km. The road distance is 923.8 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 10 h 1 min and costs 190€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Toulouse to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Toulouse to Lucerne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Toulouse station.

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Toulouse to Lucerne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Lucerne is to train which takes 10 h 1 min and costs 190€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 18 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 411.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Toulouse to Lucerne via Dijon Ville, Mulhouse Ville, and Basel SBB in around 10 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toulouse to Lucerne via Basel and Basel, Basel central station in around 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Toulouse to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Toulouse to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Toulouse to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Toulouse to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Toulouse to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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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
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Dijon Ville to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Toulouse to Basel
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Toulouse to Basel
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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 Basel, Basel central station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Lucerne is 924 km. It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to drive from Toulouse to Lucerne.

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easyJet offers flights from Toulouse Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Toulouse to Lucerne train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Toulouse Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 2€.

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