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Taking the train from Lucerne to Thionville in 4 hours 29 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Lucerne to Thionville? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 40 minutes to travel the 187 miles (301 km) from Lucerne to Thionville by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 29 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 23 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either SNCF and SBB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Lucerne to Thionville are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Thionville? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Lucerne to Thionville by train

First train

04:54

Last train

23:54

Departure station

Lucerne

Arrival station

Thionville

Journey time

From 4h 29m

Distance

187 miles (301 km)

Frequency

23 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Train and bus operators

SNCF, SBB CFF FFS

Lucerne to Thionville train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Thionville for Tuesday 12th December 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:54 15:56 5h 2m, 3 changes
11:54 17:26 5h 32m, 3 changes
12:54 18:27 5h 33m, 3 changes
13:54 18:56 5h 2m, 3 changes
14:05 19:56 5h 51m, 4 changes
14:54 20:27 5h 33m, 4 changes
15:05 20:27 5h 22m, 5 changes
15:54 20:56 5h 2m, 3 changes
16:05 20:56 4h 51m, 4 changes
16:54 22:14 5h 20m, 3 changes

SNCF, SBB and TER trains from Lucerne to Thionville

You can travel from Lucerne to Thionville on SNCF, SBB and TER 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.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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).

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

TER classes from Lucerne to Thionville

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Lucerne to Thionville.

Onboard services on TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Lucerne to Thionville.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.

PetPetPets

Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Thionville

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 Thionville 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 Thionville? 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 Thionville take?

The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Thionville is 6 hours and 40 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 Thionville by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Thionville is 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lucerne to Thionville?

No, there are no direct train services from Lucerne to Thionville. Travelling from Lucerne to Thionville by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Lucerne to Thionville leaves at 04:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lucerne to Thionville 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 Thionville by train?

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Thionville cover a distance of around 187 miles (301 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

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