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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.

Journey timeFrom 7h 29m
Price$126.61 - $656.26
Distance784km (487 miles)
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationLucerne
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB,

London to Lucerne train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Lucerne for Sunday 17th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
08:1917:308h 11m, 3 changesEurostar 9010, TGV INOUI 2421+2Eurostar, SNCF+1
09:2418:308h 06m, 3 changesEurostar 9014, TGV INOUI 9575+2Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn (DB)+2
09:2419:058h 41m, 2 changesEurostar 9014, TGV Lyria 9215+1Eurostar, SNCF+1
10:2419:308h 06m, 3 changesEurostar 9018, TGV INOUI 2371+2Eurostar, SNCF+1
11:3120:307h 59m, 3 changesEurostar 9022, TGV INOUI 9577+2Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn (DB)+2
11:3121:058h 34m, 2 changesEurostar 9022, TGV Lyria 9219+1Eurostar, SNCF+1
12:2421:308h 06m, 3 changesEurostar 9024, TGV INOUI 2443+2Eurostar, SNCF+1
13:3122:057h 34m, 3 changesEurostar 9028, TGV INOUI 9591+2Eurostar, SNCF+1
13:3122:558h 24m, 2 changesEurostar 9028, TGV Lyria 9225+1Eurostar, SNCF+1
14:0122:307h 29m, 3 changesEurostar 9030, TGV INOUI 2069+2Eurostar, SNCF+1

Eurostar, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from London to Lucerne

You can travel from London to Lucerne on Eurostar, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 320km/h. All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from London to Lucerne

Train tickets from London to Lucerne start at €109.10 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 €381.09.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price250.53
on the day
avg. single price381.09

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 9 hours and 52 minutes, with around 20 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 7 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Lucerne cost?

Train tickets from London to Lucerne can start from as little as €109.10 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 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 2 changes.

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

The first train from London to Lucerne leaves at 05:40. 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 20:01. 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 784km 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 17/11/2019. 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 03/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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