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Hanover to Lucerne by train

  • First train
    04:59
  • Last train
    23:01
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 23m
  • Distance
    602 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    11
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Hanover to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Hanover to Lucerne take around 6 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 602 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hanover and Lucerne.

1. Are there direct trains from Hanover to Lucerne?

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

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Hanover to Lucerne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Hanover to Lucerne?

The Hanover to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Hanover to Lucerne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Hanover around 04:59 and the last train is around 22:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hanover around 04:59, and the last at 23:01.

When to book Hanover to Lucerne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Hanover to Lucerne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hanover and Lucerne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Hanover 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

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 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.