There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Lucerne by train, taxi, car, rideshare, shuttle or towncar
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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Lucerne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 45 min.
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Zürich to Lucerne?
The distance between Zürich and Lucerne is 40 km. The road distance is 52 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lucerne?
The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lucerne is to rideshare which costs SFr 3 and takes 54 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Lucerne?
The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lucerne is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 270.
Is there a direct train between Zürich and Lucerne?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Luzern. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.
How long does it take to get from Zürich to Lucerne?
The train from Zürich HB to Luzern takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.