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Locarno to Lucerne by train

  • First train
    05:35
  • Last train
    23:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 1m
  • Distance
    105 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    8
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Locarno to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Locarno to Lucerne take around 2 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 105 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Locarno and Lucerne.

1. Are there direct trains from Locarno to Lucerne?

Journeys between Locarno and Lucerne usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Locarno to Lucerne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Locarno to Lucerne?

The Locarno to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Locarno to Lucerne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Locarno around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Locarno around 07:35, and the last at 20:35.

When to book Locarno to Lucerne train tickets?

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Which train companies operate between Locarno and Lucerne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Locarno to Lucerne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Lucerne to Locarno by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.