Milan to Lucerne train

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Lucerne

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Cheapest

69

Average

73

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:43AMMilan Centrale3h58 10:41AMLuzern Bhf
3 transfers
691One-way
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05:25AMMilan Centrale5h16 10:41AMLuzern Bhf
4 transfers
691One-way
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07:43AMMilan Centrale4h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
711One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:43AMMilan Centrale3h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
711One-way
10:05AMMilan Porta Garibaldi3h36 01:41PMLuzern Bhf
0 transfers
781One-way

Train schedule from Milan to Lucerne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 8
05:25AMMilan Centrale5h16 10:41AMLuzern Bhf
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06:43AMMilan Centrale3h58 10:41AMLuzern Bhf
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07:43AMMilan Centrale4h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
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08:10AMMilan Centrale3h31 11:41AMLuzern Bhf
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08:43AMMilan Centrale3h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
10:05AMMilan Porta Garibaldi3h36 01:41PMLuzern Bhf
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Milan to Lucerne

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Fastest Journey

3 h 31 m

Average

4 h 6 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

189 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Milan for Lucerne every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:10AMMilan Centrale3h31 11:41AMLuzern Bhf
0 transfers
781One-way
2nd Fastest
10:05AMMilan Porta Garibaldi3h36 01:41PMLuzern Bhf
0 transfers
781One-way
08:43AMMilan Centrale3h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
711One-way
06:43AMMilan Centrale3h58 10:41AMLuzern Bhf
3 transfers
691One-way
07:43AMMilan Centrale4h38 12:21PMLuzern Bhf
2 transfers
711One-way

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Overview: Train from Milan to Lucerne

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia

Trains from Milan to Lucerne cover the 117 miles (188 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 31 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $61 (€59), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€42).

Train providers: Trenitalia from Milan to Lucerne trains

Buy your official Trenitalia train tickets to Lucerne from Milan from $44 (€42) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia train tickets to Lucerne from Milan are available on Omio for as little as $44 (€42). Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company 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 offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train between Milan and Lucerne, you can expect to travel 117 miles (188 km). Check Trenitalia’s train schedules and tickets for the Milan to Lucerne route and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

  • Average Price: $44

Trains from Milan to Lucerne

There are normally between one to three daily trains from Milan to Lucerne. Although this total may vary, you can expect for there to be around 15 trains offered per week. On average, trains servicing this route take around 3h 30min. Some factors can affect the length of your train, such as what type of train is being used for the journey and how many stops you have before reaching your final destination. Milan is approximately 117 miles (189 km) from Lucerne. This trip is almost always direct, so passengers do not need to change trains during their voyage. Once you arrive in Lucerne, there are many different attractions and sights for you to visit, including the Swiss Museum of Transport and the Chapel Bridge.

Milan to Lucerne Train Time: Daily Departures

There are anywhere from one to three trains that depart Milan for Lucerne each day. While the daily total often varies, you can expect for the weekly total to be approximately 15. The first train of the day will usually depart sometime in the morning. You will find that the last train of the day may depart closer to the afternoon.

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

On average, your trip from Milan to Lucerne will last approximately 3h 30min in total. There are a few different factors that can affect the length of your trip, such as what type of train is being used for the voyage and how many stops you make before arriving at your final destination. Most of the trains that are offered are direct, so you won’t have to worry about adding time to your voyage by having to make a transfer.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Milan to Lucerne?

Departure train station: For this route, your train will most likely depart from Milano Centrale Railway Station. This station is known for being one of the largest railway stations in Europe and can be found in the northeast region of Milan, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city center. If you want to go here from the city center, you can do so by taking bus lines 90, 91, or 92, all of which will bring you to the station in around 10min. At the station, you will find certain amenities for travelers, including free Wi-Fi access, sitting areas, public restrooms, shops to purchase refreshments and travel necessities, and luggage lockers. It’s usually best to arrive at the train station at least half an hour before your departure time.

Arrival train station: You will generally arrive at Lucerne Railway Station. This station is conveniently placed in the heart of the city center. If you want to travel to other parts of the city from here, you can take bus lines 6, EC, or IC. Like Milano Centrale Railway Station, this station provides passengers with access to public restrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and places to purchase snacks and drinks.

Which train companies travel from Milan to Lucerne?

 

There is one main travel company that services trains between these two cities, and it’s known as Swiss Railways. Swiss Railways is known for being one of the largest transport providers in Switzerland and it services trips in many different countries in Europe, including France, Germany, and Italy. When you book a train for this route that is operated by Swiss Railways, it will almost always be direct. This means that you don’t need to worry about changing trains during your trip or having to make any transfers. However, your train may still stop in additional cities before arriving at your destination.

Swiss Railways trains from Milan to Lucerne

On a standard day, Swiss Railways will operate between one and three trains between these two locations. Each week, there are around 15 trains that are offered. Almost every one of these trips is direct, so you will not have to make any transfers during your voyage. While the duration of your trip can vary, you can expect for it to typically be around 3h 30min in total. For international trips such as these, Swiss Railways will often operate high-speed trains for its voyages. In general, Swiss Railways services the same number of trains on weekdays as it does weekends. However, if it’s a public holiday, you can expect for there to be fewer trains than normal that are offered.

Train Milan to Lucerne: Services on Board

When you travel with Swiss Railways, you will have access to certain amenities during your voyage. Some trains have two booking classes for you to choose from, which are First Class and Standard. No matter your booking class, each passenger will have access to a comfortable seat that reclines and has its own designated plug for you to easily charge your personal electronic devices. Almost all trains are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi that each traveler can use for the duration of the voyage. Swiss Railways does not have a limit for the number of suitcases or personal items that you can bring on board with you. Some trains may have bike storage areas, so make sure to contact the company ahead of time to see if there will be space for you to bring your bike with you. Passengers can bring small animals with them, but they will have to purchase a special ticket and the pet must remain in a proper carrier or on a leash. All trains operated by the company are accessible for travelers with limited mobility. If you need additional help, employees will be there to address your needs.

How to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Lucerne?

There are a few different things that you can do to help find affordable train tickets that depart from Milan and eventually arrive in Lucerne. For example, try to book your reservation with Swiss Railways as far in advance as possible, as tickets generally get more expensive the closer it gets to your planned departure date. If you are able to, it’s also best to be flexible with the times and dates that you will be traveling, as this will make it easy for you to select the most affordable ticket that is offered. Trips that are slower or require transfers also usually are cheaper than high-speed or direct trains.

 

Train tickets from Milan to Lucerne: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 65 €
2 weeks earlier 50 €30%
3 weeks earlier 46 €41%
1 month before 47 €38%
2 months earlier 56 €16%
3 months earlier 47 €38%


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  • Buying your train ticket from Milan - Lucerne 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 41% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Milan - Lucerne with 2 months in advance you save up to about 16% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 38%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from Milan to Lucerne

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FAQs

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Milan and Lucerne as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to Milan, Italy from Lucerne is: Unrestricted.

Is my return train into Milan from Lucerne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

The government of Italy 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 10/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Milan from Lucerne closer to your date of departure here here.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Milan and Lucerne for as low as $44 (€42)  for the next 7 days.
The Milan to Lucerne train ticket price is on average $61 (€59)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The Milan to Lucerne train distance is approximately 117 miles (188 km).
On average the Milan to Lucerne train time is 3 h 31 min  covering the 117 miles (188 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Milan to Lucerne, you can rely on Trenitalia to get you to Lucerne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Milan to Lucerne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day between Milan and Lucerne. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Trenitalia. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Milan for Lucerne is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Milan to Lucerne at 6: 10 AM. The last train from Milan to Lucerne that you can take departs at 8: 05 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Milan to Lucerne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you purchase the Milan to Lucerne train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $61 (€59). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Milan to Lucerne. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Lucerne
The major railway station for departures from Milan is Milano Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Milano Centrale for your journey from Milan to Lucerne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transit options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8

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