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London to Lucerne by train

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.

London to Lucerne by train

It takes an average of 12h 49m to travel from London to Lucerne by train, over a distance of around 487 miles (784 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from London to Lucerne and tickets for this journey start from €234.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 41m
Price€234.30 - €498.80
Distance487 miles (784 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLucerne
Changes3 changes

London to Lucerne train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Lucerne for Tuesday 8th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:24 20:05 8h 41m, 3 changes
14:22 00:05 8h 43m, 3 changes
21:02 19:05 21h 03m, 7 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Lucerne

Train tickets from London to Lucerne start at €234.30 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 €390.30.
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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 London to Lucerne 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Lucerne? 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 London to Lucerne take?

The average journey time by train between London and Lucerne is 12 hours and 49 minutes, with around 3 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 London and Lucerne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Lucerne is 8 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Lucerne cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Lucerne can start from as little as €234.30 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.

Is there a direct train from London to Lucerne?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Lucerne. Travelling from London to Lucerne by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from London to Lucerne leaves at 10:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from London to Lucerne cover a distance of around 487 miles (784 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lucerne to London.
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 London to Lucerne for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2020. 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 16/02/2020 for travel on 16/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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