There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal to Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd 61 / ...

SFr 24 - SFr 35

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Train  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern 75 / ...

SFr 26 - SFr 50

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 66 km

SFr 280 - SFr 340

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 66 km

SFr 8 - SFr 12

Towncar  •  45 min

  1. Take a town car from Zurich Airport to Lucerne 66 km

Uber  •  45 min

  1. Take an Uber from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 66 km

SFr 130 - SFr 160

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 8 - SFr 12 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne is to taxi which costs SFr 280 - SFr 340 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal and arriving at Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Luzern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Lucerne is 48 km. The road distance is 66 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne without a car is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 35.

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The bus from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal to Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne bus services, operated by VBL, depart from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 48.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Lucerne, Switzerland?

VBL operates a bus from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal to Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd 4 times a day, and the journey takes 1h 5m. ExpressBus also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 26 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

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 Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
VBL
Phone
+41 41 369 65 65
Website
vbl.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal to Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
VBL
Schedules at
SBB
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Zurich Airport to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
ExpressBus
Other operators
Uber Zurich
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 160
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UberX
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Black
SFr 270 - SFr 310
Taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
SFr 280 - SFr 340
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zurich Airport to Lucerne

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne bus services, operated by VBL, arrive at Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof Süd station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne is 66 km. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne.

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