Accessing the multitude of scenic railways in the Luzern area is easily done on a day trip from Geneve thanks to these hourly direct trains between the two cities
These trains on IR route 15 commence their journeys at Geneve-Aeroport station, it takes the trains around 5 mins to travel from there to the main station in Geneve before they then head off to Luzern/Lucerne.
Final Destination: Luzern
All trains also call at: Bern
1 x train per hour
Online bookings usually open: up to 60 days ahead of the travel date.
Book early and save: Yes, If you book Supersaver tickets
You may need to search through the departures to find these 'Supersaver' tickets using the ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ buttons.
Seat reservations are not available on these IR services between Geneve and Luzern.
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Note that the trains used on the Geneve to Luzern/Lucerne route are designated as IR services, so seat reservations aren't available and these trains do not convey restaurant cars.
This journey showcases the fact that you don't have to travel on one of the scenic Swiss mountain railways, in order to see a spectacular vista from a Swiss train.
From the right of the train (when facing the direction) of travel there are some incredible views over Lake Geneva when the train departs from Lausanne.
It's worth travelling on the upper deck, if available, in order to see these views at their best.
This part of the train ride is so fabulous that it merited a place on the list of the 15 Most Beautiful Swiss Train Journeys.
The train then travels across a pleasing landscape with mountains on the horizon, on it's way to Fribourg.
Then for some of the final part of the journey, the railway line is beside a lake named the Sempachersee; and this lake is over to the left.
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