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How To Get From Zurich Airport To Lucerne – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 21st, 2022 at 07:31 pm

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Lucerne - All Possible Ways

We will write how to get from Zurich airport to Lucerne. The distance from Zurich Airport to Lucerne is 65 kilometers. Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card

The cheapest way from Zurich airport to Lucerne is by train for €15-30. The travel time by train from Zurich airport to Lucerne is around 1 hour and 10 minutes by high-speed train. Read here best things to do in Lucerne

If you go by taxi from Zurich airport to Lucerne will be around 45 minutes. The taxi fare from Zurich to Lucerne is around €200.

You can also rent a car in Zurich airport or get a private transfer.

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SIM CARD AT ZURICH AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Zurich airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Zurich. Read here best Switzerland sim card and best Switzerland eSim

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $24 USD with 10 GB data and for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

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WHERE TO STAY IN LUCERNE

Staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around 50 CHF. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around 100-150 CHF. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

Click here to book your accommodation in Lucerne with Agoda and Booking.

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ZURICH AIRPORT TO LUCERNE

TRAIN FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO LUCERNE

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The fastest, cheapest and best way from Zurich Airport to Lucerne is by train. The train fare from Zurich airport to Lucerne is between 18-30 CHF for adults and half of the price for children from 6 to 16 years and free under 6 years old.

You will have to buy the tickets in the vending machine at the airport. You can get for free from Zurich airport to Lucerne if you have the Swiss Travel Pass.

The Train IR 70 and IR 75 (S2, S16, S24) are leaving every 15-30 minutes starting from 5 am until 11 30 pm. The total travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes from Zurich airport to the main train station in Lucerne. The trains are leaving from Zurich airport in the underground railway station near Terminals 1 and 2.

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass!

TAXI FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO LUCERNE

If you go from Zurich airport to Lucerne by taxi the most comfortable and available 24/7. The travel time by taxi from Zurich to Lucerne is around 45 minutes.

The taxi fare from Zurich airport to Lucerne is 200-240 CHF which is around €200-240. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO LUCERNE

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Zurich. Prices are around €200-240 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €50 per person.

RENTING A CAR AT ZURICH AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Zurich’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Lucerne. It will take you 45 minutes to get to Lucerne from Zurich airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Zurich and Lucerne. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Lucerne city center.

Check here to get the best deals renting a car in Zurich!

BEST WAY FROM ZURICH AIRPORT TO LUCERNE

The best way from Zurich airport to Lucerne city center is by train for €15-30 and 1 hour and 10 minutes travel time if you go on a budget especially if you have the Swiss Travel Pass.

If you wish more comfort taxi or a private transfer if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage from Zurich to Lucerne and 45 minutes travel time.

WHERE TO STAY IN LUCERNE

How To Get From Zurich Airport To Lucerne - All Possible Ways

Staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €50. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €100-150. Luxury hotels in Lucerne can charge €200 and higher. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €100.

Click here to book your accommodation in Lucerne with Agoda and Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND

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On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around  20-40 CHF and that might not even include drinks. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. 

Watch out for lunch specials and promos that many cafes offer, as this is one of the best ways to eat cheap. The other is things like kebabs, pizzas, Asian food, and small takeaways found near train stations can costs around 6-10 CHF.

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CASH AND ATMS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is one of the largest banking centers in the world. Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash will be needed for some small boutiques or perhaps for tips, but there will be no problems with any kind of payment in the country. The exchange rate €1 = 1.08 CHF.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate in Switzerland

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is beautiful all year round. Timing your travel highly depends on what exactly you want to experience and, to a certain degree, how much cold you can tolerate. There are four seasons in Switzerland, and each one has its pros and cons.

Summer is the most crowded and winter if you are looking for sky resorts. We would say the best time to visit Switzerland is Autumn and Spring can be the least crowded and where you will find the best deals for accommodation.

Click here to know more about the weather in Switzerland

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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