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Direct trains from Lucerne to Zurich Airport

Need to fly from Zurich International Airport but not sure how to get there? Don’t fret, the airport’s got its own train station, which makes it very easy to reach – you won’t need to worry about taking a taxi or driving and getting stuck in traffic along the way.

You can get from Lucerne train station to Zurich Airport in a little over an hour with a direct InterRegio train operated by SBB, the Swiss main railway company. Whether you’re heading to the airport to start or end your trip, you don’t even need to give up comfort while travelling as the trains offer plenty of amenities in First Class if you fancy treating yourself.

Lucerne to Zurich Airport by train

First train

00:51

Last train

23:54

Departure station

Lucerne

Arrival station

Zurich Airport

Journey time

From 1h 3m

Distance

30 miles (48 km)

Frequency

41 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS

Lucerne to Zurich Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Zurich Airport for Tuesday 5th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:09 12:12 1h 3m, 1 change
11:35 12:44 1h 9m, 1 change
12:09 13:12 1h 3m, 1 change
12:35 13:44 1h 9m, 1 change
13:09 14:12 1h 3m, 1 change
13:35 14:44 1h 9m, 1 change
14:09 15:12 1h 3m, 1 change
14:35 15:44 1h 9m, 1 change
15:09 16:12 1h 3m, 1 change
15:35 16:44 1h 9m, 1 change

SBB trains from Lucerne to Zurich Airport

You can travel from Lucerne to Zurich Airport 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 Zurich Airport

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 Zurich Airport 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 Zurich Airport? 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 Zurich Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 29 minutes, with around 41 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 Zurich Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 3 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport?

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

What time does the first train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport leave?

The first train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport leaves at 00:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport leave?

The last train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport 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 Zurich Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 30 miles (48 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

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