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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Lucerne and Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 70 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport is 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lucerne to Zurich Airport can start from as little as €28.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lucerne to Zurich Airport without having to change trains. There are 33 direct trains from Lucerne to Zurich Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport leaves at 03:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Lucerne to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 30 miles (48 km) during the journey.