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Brussels to Lucerne by train

  • First train
    06:25
  • Last train
    20:25
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 17m
  • Distance
    512 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Brussels to Lucerne by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Lucerne take around 7 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 512 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Lucerne.

1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Lucerne?

Journeys between Brussels and Lucerne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Brussels to Lucerne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Brussels to Lucerne train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lucerne is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 06:25 and the last train is around 19:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 06:25, and the last at 20:25.

When to book Brussels to Lucerne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Lucerne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brussels and Lucerne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocity-Express
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Schnellzug
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Thalys

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

Lucerne to Brussels 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.