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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Luthern by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern Ir70 / ...

SFr 23 - SFr 45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luzern N42 / ...

SFr 2 - SFr 8

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Lucerne 51.7 km

SFr 3

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Luthern 52.2 km

SFr 220 - SFr 270

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Luthern 52.2 km

SFr 6 - SFr 9

Zürich to Luthern by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Luthern is around 46 min and covers a distance of around 54 km. The fastest train normally takes 41 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zürich to Luthern train service departs from Zürich HB and arrives in Luzern. Typically 305 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
46 min
Fastest train time:
41 min
Train distance:
54 km
Trains per week:
305
Cheapest price:
SFr 23
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:35
Last train departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Luthern train schedules

Zürich → Luthern
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Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Luthern is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Luthern is to rideshare which costs SFr 3 and takes 54 min.

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The fastest way to get from Zürich to Luthern is to taxi. Taking this option will cost SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Bus Station station and arriving at Luzern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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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 41 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Luthern is 40 km. The road distance is 52.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 45.

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The train from Zürich HB to Luzern takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Zürich to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Luthern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Luthern is to train which takes 41 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 2 - SFr 8 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Luthern.
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  • Distance: 39.7 km
  • Duration: 41 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Luthern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich HB to Luzern every 30 minutes. Tickets cost SFr 23 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luzern twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 6 - SFr 8 and the journey takes 55 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
RegioJet
Bartolini Turismo
Phone
+39 0825-26416
Email
prenotazioni@bartolinipullman.it
Website
bartolinipullman.it
Bus from Zurich to Luthern
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bartolinipullman.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Zürich to Luthern
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 270
Zuerich taxi 24
Phone
+41 44 321 28 28
Website
zuerich-taxi24.ch
Taxizentrale Zürich
Phone
+41 44 888 88 88
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Luthern is 52 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Zürich to Luthern.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Luthern. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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