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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Arth-Goldau Ec

$88 - $127

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Luzern 417 / ...

$30 - $50

5 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau Eurocity / ...

$88 - $174

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lucerne 319.1 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$83 - $353

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$85 - $388

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$117 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Luzern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Luzern via Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Venice and Lucerne is 358 km. The road distance is 510.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Venice to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Venezia S.Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 223.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 49 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Lucerne twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Domo Reisen also services this route once a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
orario.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
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
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 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 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 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
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 Venice, Venice to Luzern
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Luzern - Inseli
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Venice to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Lucerne is 511 km. It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to drive from Venice to Lucerne.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Venice to Lucerne train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Venice to Lucerne bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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