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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Luthern by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 9m

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

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Night bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Venice to Luzern N401

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Train via Milan  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern Ec

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Venice to Luthern 503.4 km

Fly Venice to Zurich, train  •  5h 5m

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

Fly Venice to Basel, train  •  5h 31m

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

Train to Bologna, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Zurich (ZRH) BLQ - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

Venice to Luthern by train

The train journey time between Venice and Luthern is around 6h 9m and covers a distance of around 501 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13 min. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, Südostbahn and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Venice to Luthern train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Luzern. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
6h 9m Average Duration
SFr 110 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Luthern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Luthern is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Venice to Luthern is to night bus, which costs €26 - €35 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Luthern is to drive which costs €95 - €150 and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Venice and arriving at Luzern. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Luzern via Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Venice and Luthern is 358 km. The road distance is 503.4 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €110 - €270.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Venice to Luthern, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Luthern train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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

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

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Arth-Goldau twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 95 - SFr 220 and the journey takes 5h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Venice to Luzern twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 25 - SFr 31 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 360 - SFr 650
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 250
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 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 220
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
1st Class
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Base Standard
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 45 - SFr 70
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 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Smart Low Cost
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Smart Flex
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Smart Low Cost
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Smart Low Cost
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Smart Flex
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
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 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Venice to Luzern
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page

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

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Venice to Luthern train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Luthern is 503 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Venice to Luthern.

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Swiss offers flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Venice to Luthern train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Luthern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €10.

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