Karlsruhe to Lucerne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 51m

Travelling from Karlsruhe to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Karlsruhe to Lucerne take around 2 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 216 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Lucerne.

Are there direct trains from Karlsruhe to Lucerne?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Karlsruhe 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 28 departures.

How long is the train journey from Karlsruhe to Lucerne?

The Karlsruhe to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Karlsruhe to Lucerne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 04:02 and the last train is around 23:24. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe to Lucerne by train.

Which train companies operate between Karlsruhe and Lucerne?

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

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

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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