Shuttling through three countries via high-speed rail, the journey from London to Lucerne is surprisingly easy. In seven and a half hour hours, you’ll leave the comfort of St Pancras behind you, zooming directly to Paris on the Eurostar service. From here you’ll enjoy picturesque unspoilt views of France and Switzerland – great for budding photographers.
Requiring one further change, you’ll get to experience the best of the continent at your own leisure. Without the hassle of driving, or stress of airport transfers, simply sit back and take it all in. Not convinced? Then read on. There’s a wealth of information below, from train times to FAQs, to help you on your way.
|Journey time||From 9h 29m|
|Distance||487 miles (784 km)|
|Frequency||6 trains per day|
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Lucerne by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Lucerne is 15 hours and 57 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Lucerne is 9 hours and 29 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Lucerne can start from as little as $439.91 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Lucerne. Travelling from London to Lucerne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from London to Lucerne leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Lucerne leaves at 21:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Lucerne cover a distance of around 487 miles (784 km) during the journey.