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Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Munich

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£55

Average

£76

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Lucerne to Munich will cost around £ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 55.

Cheapest
06:35Luzern Bhf4h29 11:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£551One-way
15:09Luzern Bhf6h03 21:12Munich Hbf
4 changes
£631One-way
18:35Luzern Bhf4h29 23:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way
10:35Luzern Bhf4h29 15:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way
16:35Luzern Bhf4h29 21:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way

Train schedule Lucerne to Munich

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06:35Luzern Bhf4h29 11:04Munich Hbf
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08:35Luzern Bhf4h30 13:05Munich Hbf
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08:35Luzern Bhf5h28 14:03Munich Hbf
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09:09Luzern Bhf6h03 15:12Munich Hbf
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10:35Luzern Bhf4h29 15:04Munich Hbf
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12:35Luzern Bhf4h29 17:04Munich Hbf
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12:54Luzern Bhf6h17 19:11Munich Hbf
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13:09Luzern Bhf6h02 19:11Munich Hbf
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13:35Luzern Bhf6h44 20:19Munich Hbf
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13:54Luzern Bhf6h34 20:28Munich Hbf
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15:09Luzern Bhf6h03 21:12Munich Hbf
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16:35Luzern Bhf4h29 21:04Munich Hbf
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18:35Luzern Bhf4h29 23:04Munich Hbf
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21:54Luzern Bhf8h44 06:38Munich Hbf
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Fri
20 May
£55Deutsche Bahn
£48Flixbus
Sat
21 May
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£32Flixbus
Sun
22 May
£34Deutsche Bahn
£19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
23 May
£42Deutsche Bahn
£33Flixbus
Tue
24 May
£34Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£50Deutsche Bahn
£39Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£34Deutsche Bahn
£46Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£42Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£42Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£37Deutsche Bahn
£19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
30 May
£26Deutsche Bahn
£37Flixbus
Tue
31 May
£26Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£34Deutsche Bahn
£32Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£42Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
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£39Flixbus
Sat
4 Jun
£26Deutsche Bahn
£29Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£34Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
6 Jun
£33Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£33Deutsche Bahn
£38Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£23Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus

Fastest train times from Lucerne to Munich

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 29 m

Average

5 h 37 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

273 km

It's difficult to get from Lucerne to Munich without changing at least once.

Fastest
12:35Luzern Bhf4h29 17:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£731One-way
Fastest
18:35Luzern Bhf4h29 23:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way
Fastest
10:35Luzern Bhf4h29 15:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way
Fastest
16:35Luzern Bhf4h29 21:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£641One-way
Fastest
06:35Luzern Bhf4h29 11:04Munich Hbf
1 changes
£551One-way

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Overview: Train from Lucerne to Munich

distanceDistance169 miles (273 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Lucerne to Munich cover the 169 miles (273 km) long route taking on average 4 h 29 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £44, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains Lucerne to Munich

You can travel by train from Lucerne to Munich with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB for as low as £34. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Lucerne to Munich train.

Train information from Lucerne to Munich with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 21 min
  • Average Price: £34
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets to Munich from Lucerne due to the coronavirus:

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

Trains from Lucerne to Munich

The route from Lucerne to Munich is serviced by approximately 25 departures every weekday, 22 operated by DB and 3 by ŐBB. DB runs the fastest and cheapest routes.There are no direct journeys between these two towns. All journeys require at least one change, and some journeys require as many as six changes. All journeys start at the Lucerne hbf, and end at the Munich hbf. Most journeys take about 6 hours to complete, but can take up to 10 hours, depending on layover times.

Which train companies travel from Lucerne to Munich?

Of the 25 trains each weekday, 22 are operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB) and 3 by ŐBB. Deutsche Bahn, who tend to offer the fastest service, are the main rail provider in Germany, known for the efficieny and reliability of service.

How long is the train journey from Lucerne to Munich?

There are no direct journeys between Lucerne and Munich. All journeys require between 1 and 6 changes. Journeys take between 6 and 12 hours to complete, depending on the layover time at the transfer stations. Transfer stations include Zurich, Basel, Karlsruhe, Schaffhausen, Singen and Stuttgart.

How many trains are there from Lucerne to Munich?

Passengers can expect up to 25 trains that run from Lucerne to Munich every weekday. Departures are spread throughout the day, running for practically 24 hours a day. The trains run at approximately hourly (during peak times) or two-hourly (during off-peak times) intervals. Service regularity continues over the weekend, with departures available well into the night on Saturday and Sunday.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lucerne to Munich?

Departure train station: All trains bound for Munich leave from the Lucerne hbf. This is Lucerne’s main railway station. It is situated in the city centre, on the south bank of Lake Lucerne. The station boasts access to various forms of public transport (including to boat trips on the lake), as well as an underground shopping mall.

Arrival train station: The stations where changes occur differ, but the destination station for this train journey from Lucerne is always the Munich hbf, (the first change always takes place at either the Zurich or the Basel station). This is the main railway station in Munich, and is the 7th busiest station in Europe. It has easy access to public transport, and has extensive shopping facilities.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Lucerne and Munich?

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 18/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Munich from Lucerne before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Munich, Germany to Lucerne, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 09/05/2022. 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 Munich to Lucerne train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Lucerne and Munich?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Lucerne and Munich for as little as £34  in the next 7 days.

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

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lucerne to Munich train to cost on average £44  one way.

What is the distance to Munich from Lucerne by train?

The distance to Munich from Lucerne by train is approximately 169 miles (273 km).

How long is the train between Lucerne and Munich?

On average the train from Lucerne to Munich duration is 4 h 29 min  for the 169 miles (273 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What train companies offer a service to Munich from Lucerne?

If you're looking for trains from Lucerne to Munich, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Munich. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Lucerne to Munich journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there from Lucerne to Munich?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Lucerne to Munich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Lucerne to Munich? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Lucerne to Munich train departs at 04: 35   and the last train from Lucerne to Munich leaves at 22: 54. Check out the most up-to-date Lucerne to Munich train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book Lucerne to Munich train tickets to get 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 trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Lucerne and Munich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £44 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Lucerne to Munich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lucerne
Munich
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 between Lucerne and Munich.