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Getting from Lucerne to Engelberg by train

Looking for a thrilling day trip from Lucerne? Take the train to Engelberg – it’s less than an hour away on direct Interregio services operated by SBB, the main railway company in Switzerland.

Once in Engelberg, don’t miss your chance to get to Mount Titlis for astonishing views. You can either take a cable car or the new Titlis Rotair gondola, the first fully rotating gondola in the world, from which you can see the Uri Alps in all their beauty. If you’re brave enough, you may also want to try and cross the Titlis Cliffwalk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe.

Not convinced? Cast your eyes down this page and learn more about train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs about the train journey from Lucerne to Engelberg.

Lucerne to Engelberg by train

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Last train


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Journey time

From 43m


17 miles (27 km)


19 trains per day


Direct trains available

Train and bus operators


Lucerne to Engelberg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Engelberg for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:10 08:53 43m, direct
08:36 09:30 54m, direct
09:10 09:53 43m, direct
10:10 10:53 43m, direct
11:10 11:53 43m, direct
12:10 12:53 43m, direct
13:10 13:53 43m, direct
14:10 14:53 43m, direct
15:10 15:53 43m, direct
16:10 16:53 43m, direct

SBB trains from Lucerne to Engelberg

You can travel from Lucerne to Engelberg on SBB 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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Engelberg

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 Engelberg 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

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

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Engelberg is 43 minutes, with around 19 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 Engelberg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Engelberg is 43 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lucerne to Engelberg?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lucerne to Engelberg without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Lucerne to Engelberg 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 Engelberg leave?

The first train from Lucerne to Engelberg leaves at 05:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lucerne to Engelberg leaves at 22:10. 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 Engelberg by train?

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Engelberg cover a distance of around 17 miles (27 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Engelberg to Lucerne.

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