Nuremberg to Lucerne by train

  • First train
    05:27
  • Last train
    00:53
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 17m
  • Distance
    337 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Nuremberg to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Nuremberg to Lucerne take around 6 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 337 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Nuremberg and Lucerne.

1. Are there direct trains from Nuremberg to Lucerne?

Journeys between Nuremberg and Lucerne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Nuremberg to Lucerne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

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

The Nuremberg to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Nuremberg around 05:38 and the last train is around 00:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Nuremberg around 05:21, and the last at 00:53.

When to book Nuremberg to Lucerne 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 Nuremberg to Lucerne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Nuremberg and Lucerne?

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

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

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.