There are 6 ways to get from Ulm to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$82 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulm to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Lucerne Ouibus

$15 - $23

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Train via Singen(Hohentwiel)  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$79 - $130

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Ulm to Lucerne 190.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$99 - $286

Train to Munich, fly, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$157 - $413

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ulm to Lucerne is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The distance between Ulm and Lucerne is 196 km. The road distance is 305 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Ulm to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ulm to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Ulm and arriving at Lucerne via Stuttgart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ulm to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Ulm, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ulm to Lucerne via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB in around 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ulm to Lucerne via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and Stuttgart in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vvs.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ulm to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Stuttgart to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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