Duration 10h 6m
Distance 791.1 km
Average price SFr 260
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dresden and Lucerne takes 10h 6m and the fastest train takes 8h 46m. The train service runs several times per day from Dresden 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.


  1. Dresden Hbf
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Basel SBB
  4. Lucerne
9h 45m
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SFr 156 - SFr 274

Dresden to Lucerne train times

Trains run every four hours between Dresden Hbf and Lucerne. The earliest departure is at 14:19 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Dresden Hbf is at 18:19 which arrives into Lucerne at 08:05. All services require a transfer, and take on average 10h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Luzern via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Dresden and Lucerne is 595 km. The road distance is 791.1 km.

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Dresden to Lucerne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Hbf station.

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

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