There are 5 ways to get from Zermatt to Lucerne by train, bus 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  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

$86 - $163

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Berne to Zurich
  4. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne

$63 - $122

3 alternative options

Train via Interlaken Ost  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470

$79 - $147

Train via Langnau i.E.  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Thun 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Thun to Langnau i.E. 4

$118 - $197

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Lucerne 111.5 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Lucerne is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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The distance between Zermatt and Lucerne is 122 km. The road distance is 178 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Zermatt to Lucerne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Luzern via Visp and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lucerne via Visp and Bern in around 4 h 8 min.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Thun
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Langnau i.E.
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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