Munich to Lucerne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:42
  • Last train
    00:01
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 15m

Travelling from Munich to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Munich to Lucerne take around 5 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 272 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Munich and Lucerne.

Are there direct trains from Munich to Lucerne?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Munich 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 19 departures.

How long is the train journey from Munich to Lucerne?

The Munich to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Munich to Lucerne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 04:42 and the last train is around 00:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Munich around 05:23, and the last at 00:01.

When to book Munich 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 Munich to Lucerne by train.

Which train companies operate between Munich and Lucerne?

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

  • Eilzug
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocity-Express
  • 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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