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Zurich to Lucerne by train

  • First train
    05:35
  • Last train
    00:08
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    45m
  • Distance
    41 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    51m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zurich to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Lucerne take around 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 41 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Lucerne.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Lucerne?

Direct trains from Zurich to Lucerne have been found.

We usually find around 40 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Lucerne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

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

The Zurich to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:35 and the last train is around 00:08. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Zurich to Lucerne train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days 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 Zurich to Lucerne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Lucerne?

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

  • Inter Regio
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Schnellzug
  • Trein/train

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.