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Train Information from Lucerne to Venice

distanceDistance221 miles (357 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Lucerne to Venice cover the 221 miles (357 km) long route taking on average 7 h 32 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $73 (€59), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $69 (€56).

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Find the perfect train between Lucerne and Venice with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance between Lucerne and Venice by train is 221 miles (357 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $69 (€56). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule between Lucerne and Venice, compare the best prices for the trip and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main provider of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets between Lucerne and Venice and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Lucerne to Venice

By rail, Venice is approximately 233 miles (375 km) away from Lucerne. While the journey takes an average of about 8h 37min, you get to skip the hassle of lengthy security checks and time-consuming airport transfers. However, you might spend slightly less or more time depending on the journey, on your travel date and the train you board. There are no direct train services on the Lucerne-Venice route. The trip involves at least 2 changes. However, with around 16 trains plying that route each day, train transfers shouldn’t be much of a struggle for you.

Lucerne to Venice Train Time: Daily Departures

On a typical day, around 16 trains leave Lucerne for Venice. That brings the weekly total to about 112 trains. In the morning, the earliest train departs Lucerne at around 06:39 a.m., with variations on weekends and holidays. The last train from Lucerne to Venice at around 11:18 p.m. Similarly, the time may vary slightly on weekends and holidays.

How long is the journey by train from Lucerne to Venice?

There are no direct train services from Lucerne to Venice. During your trip, expect a minimum of 1 change. Due to these transfers, the travel duration might vary. However, the average time is about 8h 37min. In some cases, the period might go as short as around 5h 40min. It can also extend to about 9h 25min.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lucerne to Venice?

Departure Train Station: While traveling from Lucerne to Venice by train, you will find your departure station to be Luzern Bhf. The station, situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne, boasts a picturesque backdrop and a wide range of amenities. Some of the amenities you expect to find at the station include a pharmacy, takeaway outlets, and shops. You can also use the free Wi-Fi at the station to stay entertained as you wait for your train.

Arrival Train Station: On your journey to Venice, expect to arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia. This is the main station in Venice, located in the Grand Canal. It is easy to walk from Venezia Santa Lucia to anywhere in central Venice. For instance, the famous Rialto Bridge is only about 20min away by foot. Being the main station in Venice, Venezia Santa Lucia is packed with amenities you can enjoy. Some of these amenities include n open-plan café-food court, a left-luggage office, ATMs, lounges, and free Wi-Fi.

Which train companies travel from Lucerne to Venice?

The company that has comfortable trains for your trip from Lucerne to Venice is Trenitalia. The company, which is state-owned by the government of Italy, has been in the rail business since 2000. Over the years, Trenitalia has mastered excellent customer service and acquired efficient trains. Trenitalia trains not only travel to cities in Italy. They also go beyond Italy to cities such as Lucerne.

Trenitalia Trains from Lucerne to Venice

Trenitalia has different types of trains, such as Intercity and Regionale trains. However, for your trip from Lucerne to Venice, you would have to board a Frecciarossa train. Also known as the ‘Red Arrow,’ Frecciarossa trains are high-speed and can reach speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). Averages of about 16 trains leave Lucerne for Venice on a daily. The travel time could range anywhere between about 5h 40min to around 9h 25min, depending on the changes and transfers in your trip. Should you wish to start your journey early, you can board the first train, which departs the station at around 06:39 a.m. Should you wish to wait until later, you can board the last train, which doesn’t leave the station until around 11:18 p.m. However, these timelines may vary on weekends and holidays. Although your trip will involve a change or 2, transfers are not much of a hassle given the high number of trains on that route each day. The usual departure station is Luzerne Bhf, while the regular arrival station is Venezia Santa Lucia.

Lucerne to Venice trains: Services on Board

Trenitalia has a wide range of services on board, which makes the trip worth the while. The company offers 3 ticket types, which vary in prices and flexibility. These ticket types are Base, Economy, and Super Economy tickets. With any of these tickets, you can enjoy services like free Wi-Fi, power sockets, not to mention the generous legroom found in Frecciarossa trains. Furthermore, Trenitalia allows you to carry as much luggage as you need to at no additional cost, on condition it can fit in the luggage compartment. If you have a pet, you don’t have to worry when making travel arrangements from Lucerne to Venice, as you can tag it along. However, you have to ensure that your pet is in a transportation bag. For small pets, you won’t incur any extra cost. However, for bigger pets, like big dogs, you will part with some cost. If you are a bike owner, you can include it in the luggage, as long as it’s foldable. Notably, Trenitalia trains are accessible to disabled passengers. However, be sure to call the stations at least 36h before the departure time for arrangements.

How to Find Cheap Train Tickets from Lucerne to Venice

Traveling from Lucerne to Venice is quite the adventure, and it would even get better if you saved a penny or two on your train ticket. One way to get a cheaper ticket would be to book it in advance. While you can wait until the day of your travel to book a ticket, advance tickets are cheaper. In most cases, you can find these tickets up to 3 months in advance. Another tip is traveling outside peak hours, as tickets tend to be more expensive when the demand is high. With a flexible travel schedule, you can get a cheaper ticket. You might also consider booking a trip with more changes along the way. While you might spend longer on the road, you get to save some money. During this time, you can stay entertained, given the availability of Wi-Fi in trains and stations. Train companies might also release offers, though last minute in most cases. You can take advantage of these offers and get a cheaper ticket.

 

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Lucerne, Switzerland and Venice, Italy allowed?

Travel between Lucerne, Switzerland and Venice, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Lucerne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Venice, Italy?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Lucerne to Venice before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Venice, Italy?

The restriction level for your return train to Lucerne, Switzerland from Venice is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Lucerne from Venice restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Venice?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lucerne from Venice closer to your date of departure here here.

How much are cheap trains from Lucerne to Venice?
Train tickets to Venice from Lucerne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $69 (€56)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Lucerne and Venice?
The Lucerne to Venice train ticket price is on average $73 (€59)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Lucerne to Venice by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Lucerne to Venice by train to be approximately 221 miles (357 km).
How many hours is the train time from Lucerne to Venice?
While the time it takes to travel 221 miles (357 km) from Lucerne to Venice can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lucerne to Venice train journey time is on average 7 h 32 min.
Which train companies can get me from Lucerne to Venice?
If you're looking for trains from Lucerne to Venice, you can rely on Frecciarossa or Trenitalia to get you to Venice. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Lucerne to Venice journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Lucerne and Venice a day?
The average number of trains departing Lucerne for Venice is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Lucerne to Venice? What time is the last train from Lucerne to Venice?
The first Lucerne to Venice train departs at 10: 18 AM   and the last train from Lucerne to Venice leaves at 10: 18 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Lucerne to Venice on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets to Venice from Lucerne to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Lucerne to Venice within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $73 (€59) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Venice from Lucerne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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