There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Lucerne by train, bus, car or plane

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 47 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$144 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Francfort-sur-le-Main > Mannheim > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart > Singen > Winterthur > Zurich > Lucerne > Milan > Turin - Gare routière

$54 - $80

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Mulhouse Paris centre - Bercy > Dijon > Besançon > Mulhouse > Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$59 - $101

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lucerne 416.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$98 - $380

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$98 - $322

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$95 - $352

What companies run services between Paris, France and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris to Lucerne via Basel SBB in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lucerne via Zurich in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Paris to Lucerne?

The distance between Paris and Lucerne is 487 km. The road distance is 667 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lucerne?

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lucerne is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Lucerne?

The quickest way to get from Paris to Lucerne is to fly and train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 80€ - 320€.

Is there a direct train between Paris and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct train from Paris to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Luzern via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Paris and Lucerne?

No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Lucerne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Paris to Lucerne?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Paris to Lucerne, including transfers.