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Paris to Lucerne by train

The journey from Paris to Lucerne by train is 302.75 mi and takes 6 hr 33 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:22 AM and the last at 6:22 PM. It is possible to travel from Paris to Lucerne by train for as little as $88.58 or as much as $202.00. The best price for this journey is $88.58.

Lowest Price$88.58
Journey Duration6 hr 33 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$88.58
Highest Price$202.00
First Departure7:22 AM
Last Departure6:22 PM
Distance302.75 mi
CarriersFlixBus, TGV Lyria

Paris to Lucerne Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 27, 2024

Traveling from Paris to Lucerne by Train

For those venturing from Paris to Lucerne by train, the journey typically spans approximately 6 hr 33 min, covering a distance of roughly 302.75 mi. With an average of 4 train connections daily, travelers can select a departure time that aligns with their itinerary. Ticket prices usually start at around $88.58, but to snag the best fares and seat choices, it's advisable to book ahead, especially during high travel seasons. The journey commences from Paris Gare de Lyon and culminates at Lucerne Railway Station.

Paris to Lucerne is often serviced by the TGV Lyria and EuroCity trains. Both options offer passengers various seating arrangements. Standard seating is sufficient for those seeking a basic, comfortable travel experience. However, those desiring a touch of luxury or added space might opt for first-class compartments. Throughout the journey, travelers can indulge in various meals, snacks, and beverages from the onboard dining service, all while basking in the picturesque European landscapes.

Upon disembarking at Lucerne Railway Station, one is immediately greeted by the city's magnificent vistas. The station connects to local buses and boats on Lake Lucerne, facilitating convenient city exploration and regional travel. Taxis and bicycle rentals are also readily accessible for those preferring alternative modes of transport.

Things to Do/See in Lucerne:

  1. Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke): A historic wooden bridge adorned with paintings spanning the Reuss river.
  2. Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal): A rock relief of a dying lion commemorating Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.
  3. Lucerne Lake: Picturesque lake offering boat cruises with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  4. Old Town: A medieval old town with well-preserved buildings, narrow alleys, and lively squares.
  5. Pilatus: A majestic mountain offering hiking trails, a cable car ride, and panoramic views.
  6. Richard Wagner Museum: Located in the composer's former residence, it provides insights into Wagner's life and work.

What to Eat in Lucerne:

  1. Swiss Cheese Fondue: A warm, melted cheese dish with bread cubes.
  2. Raclette: Melted cheese scraped onto diners' plates, typically eaten with potatoes and pickles.
  3. Rösti: A crispy potato dish, often likened to hash browns, but uniquely Swiss.
  4. Saffron Risotto: A creamy rice dish flavored with precious saffron threads, a regional specialty.
  5. Swiss Chocolate: Lucerne offers an array of chocolatiers crafting world-renowned Swiss chocolates.

Day Trips from Lucerne:

Mount Rigi, often dubbed the "Queen of the Mountains," offers hiking, spa experiences, and breathtaking panoramas. For those captivated by alpine landscapes, a trip to Engelberg and the Titlis mountain promises snow-capped peaks and adventure activities.

Travel Tips for Lucerne:

The heart of Lucerne is quite walkable, but one might consider using the efficient local transport network or renting a bicycle to venture further afield. As always, it's wise for travelers to remain cautious and safeguard personal belongings, especially in tourist-heavy zones.

Are you thinking of navigating the Paris to Lucerne train route? We're here to guide you. Our extensive knowledge of routes and transport means it guarantees optimal deals and a travel experience that's both seamless and unforgettable. To uncover the most attractive prices on the Paris-Lucerne trajectory, glance at our comprehensive calendar.

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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Lucerne
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Paris to Lucerne.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Paris to Lucerne, 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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 Paris to Lucerne.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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.

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The cheapest Paris - Lucerne train tickets can be found for as low as $101.96 if you’re lucky, or $122.28 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $154.59.

Find the best day to travel to Lucerne by train

When travelling to Lucerne 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!

Carriers on this route

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FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and TGV Lyria from Paris to Lucerne
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Paris to Lucerne CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Paris to Lucerne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Paris and Lucerne are 34.11kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Paris and Lucerne? By taking the train between Paris and Lucerne you will save 63.34kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.43kg compared to a bus and 43.85kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Lucerne?
A train ticket from Paris to Lucerne is $159.21. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $88.58.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Lucerne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Paris to Lucerne is $88.58. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Paris and Lucerne by train?
Paris to Lucerne is 302.75 mi.
How long does the train between Paris and Lucerne take?
Paris to Lucerne is on average 6 hr 33 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 38 min.
Which companies operate from Paris to Lucerne?
The train journey from Paris to Lucerne is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and TGV Lyria.
How many train connections per day go from Paris to Lucerne?
Paris to Lucerne has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Paris to Lucerne leave?
The earliest train from Paris to Lucerne departs at 7:22 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Paris to Lucerne depart?
The latest train from Paris to Lucerne departs at 6:22 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Paris to Lucerne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $88.58 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Paris to Lucerne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Paris and Lucerne is 5 hr 38 min.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Lucerne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Paris and Lucerne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Paris to Lucerne by train?
The train journey from Paris to Lucerne creates 34.11kg of CO2 emissions.

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