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Overview: Train from Berlin to Lucerne

distanceDistance440 miles (710 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£32 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Lucerne cover the 440 miles (710 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 27 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £32, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Berlin to Lucerne

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Berlin and Lucerne from £17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Berlin to Lucerne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: £17

Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Berlin and Lucerne are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin to Lucerne

Travel by train to Lucerne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Berlin to Lucerne.
FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Berlin, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland allowed?

Travel by train between Berlin, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lucerne from Berlin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Berlin?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lucerne from Berlin closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Berlin, Germany from Lucerne, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lucerne to Berlin is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Lucerne?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 27/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Lucerne to Berlin train here.

How much do cheap trains from Berlin to Lucerne cost?

You can find a cheap train from Berlin to Lucerne for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Berlin to Lucerne cost on average?

The Berlin to Lucerne train ticket price is on average £32  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How many miles is it from Berlin to Lucerne by train?

The train distance from Berlin to Lucerne is around 440 miles (710 km).

What is the average Berlin to Lucerne train duration?

While the time it takes to travel 440 miles (710 km) from Berlin to Lucerne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Berlin to Lucerne is on average 10 h 27 min.

What train companies offer a service from Berlin to Lucerne?

For the best Berlin to Lucerne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Berlin to Lucerne to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there between Berlin and Lucerne?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Berlin to Lucerne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Berlin to Lucerne? What time is the last train from Berlin to Lucerne?

If you prefer early morning trains from Berlin to Lucerne, the first train leaves at 07: 30. If you prefer late night trains from Berlin to Lucerne, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 29. Omio shows you the latest train from Berlin to Lucerne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

When should I purchase Berlin Lucerne train tickets to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets to Lucerne from Berlin within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £32 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Berlin to Lucerne a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Lucerne
The major railway station for departures from Berlin is Berlin Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Berlin Hbf for your trip from Berlin to Lucerne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 302971055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7