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

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Recommended option

Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...

SFr 23 - SFr 45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Luzern N33 / ...

SFr 2 - SFr 8

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Lucerne 51.8 km

SFr 3

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Luthern 53.1 km

SFr 220 - SFr 270

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Luthern 53.1 km

SFr 6 - SFr 10

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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 quickest way to get from Zürich to Luthern is to taxi which costs SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich 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 45 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Luthern is 40 km. The road distance is 53.1 km.

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

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The train from Zürich HB to Luzern takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Zürich to Luthern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich 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 45 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: 45 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 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Luzern every 3 hours. 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
45 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 to Luzern
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 30m
Frequency
4 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
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 5
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Zürich to Luthern
Ave. Duration
38 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 53 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Zürich to Luthern.

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There are 448+ hotels available in Luthern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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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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