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.
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4 h 29 m
5 h 37 m
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It's difficult to get from Lucerne to Munich without changing at least once.
|Distance||169 miles (273 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 29 min|
|Average train ticket price||£44 (€50)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets to Munich from Lucerne due to the coronavirus:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Munich to Lucerne is: Fully open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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