Zurich to Lucerne by train
Travelling from Zurich to Lucerne by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Lucerne take around 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 41 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Lucerne.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Lucerne?
Direct trains from Zurich to Lucerne have been found.
We usually find around 40 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Lucerne every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 41 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Lucerne?
The Zurich to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Lucerne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:35 and the last train is around 00:08.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Zurich to Lucerne train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Lucerne are $26.92, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $26, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Zurich to Lucerne train tickets?
Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days 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 Zurich to Lucerne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Lucerne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Lucerne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Inter Regio
- Regional Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Lucerne to Zurich by train