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The train from Geneva to Lucerne usually takes 3 hours 19 minutes on average to travel 118 miles (190 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 50 minutes. You can expect to find 54 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Lucerne, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Lucerne in no time.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Geneva to Lucerne in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €21.06.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lucerne, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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 Geneva 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 Geneva and Lucerne is 3 hours and 19 minutes, with around 54 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 Geneva to Lucerne is 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Geneva to Lucerne can start from as little as €21.06 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Lucerne without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Geneva to Lucerne each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Geneva to Lucerne leaves at 04:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Geneva to Lucerne leaves at 23:20. 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 Geneva to Lucerne cover a distance of around 118 miles (190 km) during the journey.