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Overview: Train from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen cover the 311 miles (502 km) long route taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available.

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FAQs

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

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

Is international entry into Gelsenkirchen from Lucerne restricted?

International entry 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?

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 Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 19/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Lucerne and Gelsenkirchen closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Lucerne, Switzerland from Gelsenkirchen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Lucerne from Gelsenkirchen 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 Gelsenkirchen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 13/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lucerne from Gelsenkirchen closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Lucerne and Gelsenkirchen by train?

The Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen train distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

How long does it take from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen by train?

While the time it takes to travel 311 miles (502 km) from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen is on average 7 h 10 min.

How many train services are there to Gelsenkirchen from Lucerne a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lucerne
Gelsenkirchen
The major railway station for departures from Lucerne is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your trip from Lucerne to Gelsenkirchen.

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