The journey from Lucerne to Basel by train is 49.1 mi and takes 1 h 2 min. There are 107 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:27am and the last at 12:54am. It is possible to travel from Lucerne to Basel by train for as little as $9.55 or as much as $84.53. The best price for this journey is $9.55.
|Journey Duration||1 h 2 min|
|Connection per Day||107|
|Carriers||SBB, TGV Lyria|
The train ride from Lucerne to Basel lasts on average 1 h 26 min. Around 75 trains depart a day between Lucerne and Basel. The average price is $15.29, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $10.83.
The train journey from Lucerne to Basel is operated by the Swiss national company SBB. The train journey is short and sweet, thanks to comfortable trains and the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss countryside. Eurocity and Intercity are two services that connect the two cities.
Intercity is a train service that operates within Suises borders. You can purchase Economy and First Class seats. All classes guarantee free WiFi and power sockets, while in First Class, you can enjoy a quiet area, extra luggage space, and fold-down tables.
Eurocity is an international train service that offers Economy and First Class seats. You can enjoy free WiFi, Air conditioning, and power sockets, and in First Class, passengers can stretch their legs with extra legroom and a meal brought to their seats.
The Lucerne terminal station has seven platforms and is easy to navigate. Underneath the station is a shopping center, and the whole station is accessible and features ATMs, ticket counters, and information desks. Local buses serve the bus station next to the terminal. Since it is next to the lake, you can also take one of many boats to reach your destination.
You will complete your journey at Basel SBB station, the central station in the city. The platforms are divided into those serving the local S-bahn lines (1 to 3), main platforms (4-17) primarily serving fast trains like TGV and ICE, and Basel SCNF serving French regional trains. The station features plenty of ATMs, luggage lockers, and a good choice of places to grab something to eat.
You can explore the charming old town area within walking distance from the station, with its cobblestone streets and historic architecture. If you are in the mood for art, we recommend the Kunstmuseum Basel, a world-renowned art museum featuring classic and contemporary works. For a bit of nature, head to the Rhine River, which runs through the city and offers lovely views and plenty of walking trails.
So if you plan to travel from Lucerne to Basel by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from ucerne to Basel.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lucerne to Basel, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lucerne to Basel.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1 to $24 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 96% on your trip!
The cheapest Lucerne - Basel train tickets can be found for as low as $18 if you’re lucky, or $21 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $28.
When travelling to Basel by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
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Swiss Federal Railways, or SBB, is the country's railroad organization. All around Switzerland, SBB offers passenger rail services with connections to nations including Germany, Austria, Italy, and France. SBB provides a range of train services, including high-speed trains, regional trains, and international trains, and offers different classes of service, from standard seating to luxurious sleeper cabins.
TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.
Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TGV Lyria when traveling from Lucerne to Basel.
STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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