Cologne to Lucerne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:14
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 2m

Travelling from Cologne to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Lucerne take around 5 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 444 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Lucerne.

Are there direct trains from Cologne to Lucerne?

Journeys between Cologne and Lucerne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Cologne to Lucerne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 33 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Lucerne?

The Cologne to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cologne to Lucerne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:14 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:59.

When to book Cologne to Lucerne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Lucerne by train.

Which train companies operate between Cologne and Lucerne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Lucerne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocity-Express
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Schnellzug

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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