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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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Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Lucerne

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luzern

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Luthern

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to 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 recommended
  • 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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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 18 and takes 1h 10m.

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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 1h 10m. Four 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
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.
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Gruppo Di Maio
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once 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 Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
Marino Autolinee
Bartolini Turismo
Phone
+39 0825-26416
Email
prenotazioni@bartolinipullman.it
Website
bartolinipullman.it
Bus from Zurich to Luthern
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bartolinipullman.it
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 3
Schedules at
blablacar.com
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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There are 142+ hotels available in Luthern. Prices start at SFr 100 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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