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Lucerne to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 53m to travel from Lucerne to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 43 trains per day travelling from Lucerne to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $31.19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 41m
PriceFrom $31.19
Distance25 miles (40 km)
Frequency43 trains per day
Departure stationLucerne
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Lucerne to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Zürich for Tuesday Jan 26th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:09 11:50 41m, direct
11:35 12:25 50m, direct
12:09 12:50 41m, direct
12:35 13:25 50m, direct
13:09 13:50 41m, direct
13:35 14:25 50m, direct
14:09 14:50 41m, direct
14:35 15:25 50m, direct
15:09 15:50 41m, direct
15:35 16:25 50m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Zürich

Train tickets from Lucerne to Zürich start at $31.19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $31.19.
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avg. single price$31.19

Book in advance

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 Zürich by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lucerne to Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Lucerne to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lucerne to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Zürich is 53 minutes, with around 43 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Lucerne and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Zürich is 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Lucerne to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Lucerne to Zürich can start from as little as $31.19 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.

Is there a direct train from Lucerne to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lucerne to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 40 direct trains from Lucerne to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lucerne to Zürich leave?

The first train from Lucerne to Zürich leaves at 00:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lucerne to Zürich leave?

The last train from Lucerne to Zürich 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.

What's the distance between Lucerne and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Zürich cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Lucerne.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lucerne to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/26/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/27/2020 for travel on 01/27/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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