Dec 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM
>> We're now considering staying the last 3 nights in Lucerne instead of Zurich ... If we take the 6.35am train, there's a change at Zurich station. Is Platform 10 to 33 far from each other?
Platform 10 is at street level, and you need to go down in a lift or on an escalator to get to Platform 33, which is underground.
The standard connection time is 8 minutes. This might be a bit tight if you are unfamiliar with Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main station), especially as you will be changing trains in peak hour, when the station will be packed with commuters.
By what time do you want to be at the airport? There is a direct service from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen (airport) at 7:10, which gets you to the airport at 8:13, just over 2 hours before your flight. That should be adequate.
If you prefer to get there earlier than that, you could give yourself a longer transfer time at Zürich Hauptbahnhof by using advanced search and changing the transfer time to 10 or 20 minutes.
There is a plan of Zürich Hauptbahnhof here: