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

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Luzern - Inseli

$65 - $85

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Luzern N401

$31 - $52

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 36m

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

$88 - $127

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  7h 11m

  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  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Venice to Lucerne 319.1 miles

$75 - $120

Fly, train  •  5h 23m

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

$83 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to night bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 8h 10m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venezia and arriving at Luzern - Inseli. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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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 6h 36m.

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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 bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 55€ - 75€.

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The bus from Venezia to Luzern - Inseli takes 6h 15m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Venice to Lucerne bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Venezia 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 bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 55€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 223.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Venice to Lucerne once a week. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 6h 15m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Lucerne once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 5h 49m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
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
5h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
6h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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
Night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Luzern
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Venice to Lucerne bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Luzern - Inseli 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 5h 1m to drive from Venice to Lucerne.

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

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There are 362+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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