Duration 1h 6m
Distance 97.5 km
Average price SFr 60
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Lucerne takes 1h 6m and the fastest train takes 1h 2m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Basel to Lucerne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Basel SBB
  2. Lucerne
1h 13m
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SFr 30 - SFr 60

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Luzern. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between Basel and Lucerne is 79 km. The road distance is 97.5 km.

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Basel to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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What companies run services between Basel and Lucerne?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel SBB to Luzern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 60 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity also services this route twice daily.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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