There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Lucerne by train or car

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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

$87 - $169

Cheapest option

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

$80 - $148

2 alternative options

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

$120 - $204

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Lucerne 110.8 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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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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The distance between Zermatt and Lucerne is 122 km. The road distance is 177.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 170.

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

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Zermatt to Lucerne train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Lucerne is 177 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Zermatt to Lucerne.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $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 - $60
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 - $65
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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