For those who want to top off their charming trip on the continent with a visit to the most cosmopolitan of European capitals, a trip to Paris is a must. Getting you from Switzerland to France in just 4.5 hours sans stress and airport transfers, trains are the greenest and greatest option when travelling from Lucerne to Paris. SBB, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains all provide the perfect way to travel, offering comfortable seating, power sockets, air-conditioning and much more. Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views while the train whisks you from the Swiss mountains to the French capital.
Have we not convinced you yet? Read up on this route for more information about train times and tickets below and book your train journey from Lucerne to Paris with us.
|Journey time||From 4h 44m|
|Distance||303 miles (487 km)|
|Frequency||23 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 Lucerne to Paris 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 Lucerne and Paris is 7 hours and 16 minutes, with around 23 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 Lucerne to Paris is 4 hours and 44 minutes.
Train tickets from Lucerne to Paris can start from as little as $230.53 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 Lucerne to Paris. Travelling from Lucerne to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Lucerne to Paris leaves at 04:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lucerne to Paris leaves at 23:54. 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 Lucerne to Paris cover a distance of around 303 miles (487 km) during the journey.