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There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern 70

$26 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Luzern K188

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 41 miles

$280 - $340

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 41 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  45 min

  1. Take an Uber from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 41 miles

$120 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne is to drive which costs SFr 8 - SFr 13 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 Zurich, Zurich Airport and arriving at Luzern. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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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 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Lucerne is 48 km. The road distance is 65.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50.

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The train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich, Zurich Airport 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 train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 11 - SFr 20 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 30.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Zurich
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$120 - $170
Black
$240 - $330
Taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
taxi7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch
Taxi Frei AG
Phone
+41 44 363 22 66
Website
taxi-frei.ch

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern 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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