Lucerne to Hamburg by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    00:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 41m
  • Distance
    734 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    9
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lucerne to Hamburg by train

Fast trains from Lucerne to Hamburg take around 7 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 734 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lucerne and Hamburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Lucerne to Hamburg?

Journeys between Lucerne and Hamburg usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Lucerne to Hamburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 10 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lucerne to Hamburg?

The Lucerne to Hamburg train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lucerne to Hamburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Hamburg is usually scheduled to depart Lucerne around 05:30 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lucerne around 05:54, and the last at 00:49.

When to book Lucerne to Hamburg train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lucerne to Hamburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lucerne and Hamburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lucerne to Hamburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.