There are 3 ways to get from Vevey to Lucerne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Vevey to Fribourg/Freiburg 55-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Luzern 15 / ...

$65 - $114

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Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Vevey to Fribourg K288
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Luzern 417

$13 - $23

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Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Vevey to Lucerne 121.2 miles

$25 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Vevey to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Vevey and arriving at Luzern via Fribourg, gare CFF and Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vevey to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Vevey and arriving at Luzern via Fribourg/Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Vevey and Lucerne is 129 km. The road distance is 193.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vevey to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Vevey to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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Vevey to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Vevey station.

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The best way to get from Vevey to Lucerne is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 49 min.

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

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Vevey to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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Map of how to get from Vevey to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 80.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Vevey, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vevey to Lucerne via Fribourg/Freiburg in around 2 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vevey to Lucerne via Fribourg, Fribourg, gare CFF, Fribourg, cimetière, and Fribourg in around 4 h 49 min.

Train operators
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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vevey to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vevey to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Vevey to Lucerne is 194 km. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Vevey to Lucerne.

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

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