Train options from Lucerne to Zurich airport?

Train options from Lucerne to Zurich airport?

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mommamenges
mommamenges
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Mar 3, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Wanting advice on travelling by train from lucerne to zurich airport for departure back to the U.S. at the end of our trip. What does this look like logistically, does this bring you into the main terminal at the airport, how early should we plan to arrive at the airport on this train to allow ourselves the time we need to navigate this airport and fly out on an international flight? Thank you for the help.

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 3, 2018 - 6:04 PM in reply to mommamenges

Hi mommamenges,

It is quite easy to do this trip. The timetable here will show you exactly how it works on the date and time of travel you need. Enter Lucerne to Zurich airport on the date you want.

There are trains traveling direct from Lucerne to Zurich airport (others will require a train change at Zurich main station). Direct trains take 1 hour and connecting trains an extra 7/8 minutes.

You arrive below Zurich airport so you just need to take escalators up to the next floor where you may be able to check-in (depending on airline). Most airlines have check-in one more floor up and another short walk. So worst-case, if you have a big family with kids & luggage etc maybe 10-12 minutes after getting off the train you'll be at a check-in desk.

Certainly everything is well signed. You can find details about Zurich airport on our website here. There is a link on this page for airport terminal plans as well.

Last modified on Mar 3, 2018 - 6:06 PM by Lucas
mommamenges
mommamenges
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Mar 4, 2018 - 3:32 AM

How early before flight is advisable to be at zurich airport to depart for an international flight?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 4, 2018 - 4:51 AM in reply to mommamenges

I would give yourself 2 hours prior to an international departure.

mommamenges
mommamenges
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Mar 4, 2018 - 5:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

thank you

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