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Train Information to Munich from Lucerne

distanceDistance169 miles (273 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB

Trains from Lucerne to Munich cover the 169 miles (273 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £21, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17.

Train companies

Train from Lucerne to Munich with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB

For as little as £17 you can travel by train from Lucerne to Munich with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Lucerne and Munich and when travelling by train:

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

    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
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Lucerne, Switzerland to Munich, Germany?

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

    Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

    All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Munich from Lucerne as this information can change.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Lucerne, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

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

    Is my return train into Lucerne from Munich 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 Munich?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • 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 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lucerne from Munich closer to your date of departure here.

    What is the cost of cheap trains to Munich from Lucerne?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Lucerne to Munich for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
    How much does the train from Lucerne to Munich cost on average?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Lucerne to Munich train prices are on average £21  one way.
    What is the distance from Lucerne to Munich via train?
    The Lucerne to Munich train distance is approximately 169 miles (273 km).
    How many hours does it take from Lucerne to Munich by train?
    While the time it takes to travel 169 miles (273 km) to Munich from Lucerne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Lucerne to Munich is on average 4 h 55 min.
    Which train providers can take me between Lucerne and Munich?
    For the best Lucerne to Munich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Munich from Lucerne to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When does the first train depart from Lucerne to Munich? When does the last train depart from Lucerne to Munich?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Lucerne to Munich, the first train leaves at 10: 35. If you prefer late night trains from Lucerne to Munich, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 48. Omio shows you the latest train from Lucerne to Munich timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Munich from Lucerne for the best deals?
    If you buy a train ticket to Munich from Lucerne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Munich from Lucerne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    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 from Lucerne to Munich.