Luzern/Lucerne is only 50km from Zurich, so the trains between the two cities are popular with commuters, but few commuter routes are as pleasant as this.
Luzern station and its surroundings offer very easy interchanges with the trains on to Engelberg and Interlaken, as well as the cruise boats for journeys across the Luzernsee.
Final Destination : Luzern
All trains also call at: Zug
The trains are on routes IR 70 and IR 75, the trains on route IR 70 are slightly faster as they only make one other station call.
At Zurich HB trains on both routes typically depart from the gleis (platforms/tracks) 3 - 18, which are accessible from the street level concourse.
From Zurich Flughafen/Airport:
There are now direct trains between the station at Zurich Flughafen/Airport and Luzern.
You no longer have to change trains at Zurich HB station.
The trains usually depart from Zurich Flughafen hourly at 15mins passed each hour.
2 x trains per hour
Book early and save: Yes*
*Cheaper ‘Supersaver’ tickets (those with a % symbol on a red button) are available on most of these IR trains between Zurich and Luzern.
On the SBB website look for IR in the ‘travel with’ column and the red % button in the 'Fare' column.
You’re most likely to find these Supersaver tickets if you book around 2 – 8 weeks ahead.
You may need to search through the departures to find these 'Supersaver' tickets using the ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ buttons, so try and be flexible with your departure and arrival times.
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Some of the trains used on this route are the new Twindexx trains, which are also being introduced in Switzerland on the express IC routes, but on this IR route, the on-board catering won't be available.
From left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are views over Lake Zurich and Lake Zug, so it can be worth ascending up to the top deck of the double-deck trains used on this route.
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