Zurich to Lucerne train

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Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Lucerne

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Lucerne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SBB
09:350h50
Zürich Hbf
10:25Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
SBB
09:100h41
Zürich Hbf
09:51Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
SBB
08:350h50
Zürich Hbf
09:25Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
SBB
08:100h41
Zürich Hbf
08:51Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
SBB
08:511h00
Zürich Oerlikon
09:51Lucerne station
£221One-way
1 change

Train timetableZurich to Lucerne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 April
SBB
08:100h41
Zürich Hbf
08:51Lucerne station
0 changes
SBB
08:211h04
Zürich Oerlikon
09:25Lucerne station
1 change
SBB
08:350h50
Zürich Hbf
09:25Lucerne station
0 changes
SBB
08:511h00
Zürich Oerlikon
09:51Lucerne station
1 change
SBB
09:100h41
Zürich Hbf
09:51Lucerne station
0 changes
SBB
09:211h04
Zürich Oerlikon
10:25Lucerne station
1 change
SBB
09:350h50
Zürich Hbf
10:25Lucerne station
0 changes
SBB
09:511h00
Zürich Oerlikon
10:51Lucerne station
1 change
SBB
10:100h41
Zürich Hbf
10:51Lucerne station
0 changes
SBB
10:211h04
Zürich Oerlikon
11:25Lucerne station
1 change

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Train times from Zurich to Lucerne

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Fastest Journey

41 m

Average

53 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

40 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Zurich for Lucerne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SBB
10:100h41
Zürich Hbf
10:51Lucerne station
£291One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SBB
09:100h41
Zürich Hbf
09:51Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SBB
08:100h41
Zürich Hbf
08:51Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
SBB
09:350h50
Zürich Hbf
10:25Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes
SBB
08:350h50
Zürich Hbf
09:25Lucerne station
£211One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Lucerne

distanceDistance24 miles
durationAverage train duration41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Zurich to Lucerne cover the 24 miles long route taking on average 41 min with our travel partners like SBB. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Lucerne.

Train companies: SBB trains Zurich to Lucerne

You can travel by train between Zurich and Lucerne with SBB for as low as £13. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip between Zurich and Lucerne, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

SBB from Zurich to Lucerne train information:

  • Average Duration: 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13

Trains from Zurich to Lucerne: Journey Details

Swiss Inter-Regional trains run from Zurich to Lucerne with a journey time of just under one hour. The same timetable operates seven days a week with departures every half-hour from just after 5:30 a.m. until the early hours of the morning.

Return trains from Lucerne to Zurich are also available.

Taking the Train from Zurich

Trains from Zurich to Lucerne depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, a busy regional and international transport hub. The station is conveniently located for all of Zurich's tourist attractions and is well integrated into the city's extensive and efficient transport network. This is made up of local trains, trams, cable cars, ferries and a bus network which includes night routes on Friday and Saturday evenings. Taxis and car rentals are available at Zurich station.

Getting into Lucerne by Train

The beautiful city of Lucerne lies in the heart of Switzerland at the edge of Lake Lucerne and across the water from the small town of Altdorf, famous for the legend of William Tell. Lucerne is small and compact enough to enjoy exploring on foot, taking in such sights as The Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge still standing in Europe, the fascinating Swiss transport museum and the Modernist art collection at the Rosengart Gallery. The city also makes an excellent base for exploring the stunning scenery of Mount Rigi and the Rütli Meadow. Trains from Zurich arrive at Lucerne Station, one of the country's major rail hubs, located on the banks of the lake and within an easy walk of the city center. Lucerne has a network of city coaches covering both the town and the Lido beach a bit further out, with services running throughout the night on Friday and Saturday evenings. A taxi rank is located outside the station.

FAQs: Zurich to Lucerne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Zurich 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 Zurich to Lucerne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Lucerne can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Zurich to Lucerne is £24; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Zurich to Lucerne train travel time is 41 min   for the 24 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Zurich to Lucerne leaves at 07: 10. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Zurich to Lucerne leaves at 22: 51.
For the best Zurich to Lucerne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Lucerne from Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 51.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your route from including Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen. When arriving in Lucerne, you can end your trip in train stations like Lucerne, Lucerne Allmend/Messe and Luzern Verkehrshaus.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Lucerne, located 0.3 miles (525 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Zurich to Lucerne is January.
You have options as you can travel from Zurich to Lucerne 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Lucerne

Zurich
Lucerne
Zürich Hbf is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your journey to Lucerne.
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Zürich SelnauParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Zürich GiesshübelParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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