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

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Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Lucerne Inselquai Venedig-Bern

SFr 40 - SFr 60

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Train  •  6h 32m

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

SFr 121 - SFr 262

Train via Milan  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Rotkreuz Ec

SFr 88 - SFr 311

Bus, train  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Zurich 401
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...

SFr 53 - SFr 81

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Venice to Lucerne 510.8 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 10m

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

SFr 112 - SFr 461

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 38m

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

SFr 84 - SFr 266

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Lucerne is to drive which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 5h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice Tronchetto Train Station station and arriving at Lucerne Inselquai. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 9m.

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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 32m.

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The distance between Venice and Lucerne is 358 km. The road distance is 510.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 6h 9m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Lucerne Inselquai takes 6h 9m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Venice to Lucerne bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Venice Tronchetto Train 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 9m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 250€ and takes 6h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 357.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

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

ExpressBus operates a bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Lucerne Inselquai once a week. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 60 and the journey takes 6h 9m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Arth-Goldau once daily. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 240 and the journey takes 5h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 160
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 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 240
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Train from Milano Centrale to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 55 - SFr 80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
ExpressBus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
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 ExpressBus, arrive at Lucerne Inselquai 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 5m to drive from Venice to Lucerne.

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

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Book your Venice to Lucerne train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 406+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 35 bus which takes 20 min and costs 11€.

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