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Getting from Lucerne to Paris by train

For those who want to top off their charming trip on the continent with a visit to the most cosmopolitan of European capitals, a trip to Paris is a must. Getting you from Switzerland to France in just 4.5 hours sans stress and airport transfers, trains are the greenest and greatest option when travelling from Lucerne to Paris. SBB, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains all provide the perfect way to travel, offering comfortable seating, power sockets, air-conditioning and much more. Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views while the train whisks you from the Swiss mountains to the French capital.

Have we not convinced you yet? Read up on this route for more information about train times and tickets below and book your train journey from Lucerne to Paris with us.

Lucerne to Paris by train

It takes an average of 6h 56m to travel from Lucerne to Paris by train, over a distance of around 303 miles (487 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Lucerne to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €181.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 44m
PriceFrom €181.80
Distance303 miles (487 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationLucerne
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change

Lucerne to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Paris for Tuesday 29th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:54 15:08 5h 14m, 2 changes
10:54 15:38 4h 44m, 1 change
12:54 17:38 4h 44m, 1 change
13:00 19:42 6h 42m, 1 change
13:54 19:23 5h 29m, 2 changes
14:05 19:23 5h 18m, 3 changes
14:54 20:12 5h 18m, 2 changes
15:00 21:34 6h 34m, 1 change
15:54 21:01 5h 07m, 2 changes
16:54 21:38 4h 44m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Paris

Train tickets from Lucerne to Paris start at €181.80 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 €181.80.
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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 Lucerne to Paris 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 Lucerne to Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Paris is 6 hours and 56 minutes, with around 23 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Paris is 4 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Lucerne to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Lucerne to Paris can start from as little as €181.80 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 Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Lucerne to Paris. Travelling from Lucerne to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Lucerne to Paris leaves at 00:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lucerne to Paris 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Paris cover a distance of around 303 miles (487 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris 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 Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/09/2020. 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 14/09/2020 for travel on 26/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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