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train from Lucerne to Zurich airport

We are going to stay in Lucerne for three days and then take the direct train to Zurich airport. Do we need to buy the train tickets ahead of time or can we buy the tickets when we are in Lucerne? Will the price be cheaper if we buy it in advance?

Also should we wait till we are in Lucerne to buy all the transportation tickets for the mountain excursions? We will be there from June 21 to June 23. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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1. Re: train from Lucerne to Zurich airport

Just turn up at the station 15 minutes before the train leaves and buy your tickets then. There is no need to reserve seats in advance and buying in advance will not make any difference to the price.

This applies equally well to the Lucerne-Zurich train (which is basically a commuter service) and to the mountain railways.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

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3. Re: train from Lucerne to Zurich airport

Hi jwong, for Swiss transport requirements, you should list your itinerary on a spreadsheet, find out the cost of each trip, include especially your mountain excursions as those will be your major costs. Typically, there is a discount if you hold some kind of Pass, whether Swiss Saver pass, or Half Fare Card. And the Swiss Pass will cover almost all forms of transports (trains, buses, ferries, funiculars) within Switzerland (and some outside). If you are coming to Lucerne by rail, the portion inside Swiss borders will be included. These passes can be bought upon arrival at any airport or train stations. E.g. coming from Paris, you only need to book TGV to Basel. Buy the Pass at Basel for all your trips during your stay. If there is no urgency to check into your Lucerne hotel, you can train through scenic routes on your way.

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4. Re: train from Lucerne to Zurich airport

Hi jwong1959

In addition of the good suggestions of bofroster you could also check the local Tell Pass if you stay in the Lucerne area (Central Switzerland) and do not want to leave this area. You can find all rail passes on www.swisstravelsystem.ch and the fares on www.sbb.ch/en

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What about the train schedule from the airport in Zurich to Lucerne? Does it run every hour as well? What is the cost? Thanks.

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6. Re: train from Lucerne to Zurich airport

Fares, times etc are all on

www.sbb.ch/en.

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