Mar 20, 2018 - 8:23 AM
in reply to natashap
If it were me, there's no way in the world I would spend all that time on a bus with a child of that age. Catering and toilet facilities would be much better on a train, and you will have room to stretch your legs or take your daughter for a little walk if she is restless.
The route I would take is via Innsbruck and Zürich. For example, there is a train leaving München (Munich) at 8:51 on 30 May, arriving Innsbruck at 11:18. This train has a restaurant on board. You arrive in Innsbruck on Platform 2 and depart from Platform 3, which simply means crossing from one side of the platform to the other (see attached station plan). You have a half-hour break there.
From Innsbruck you travel to Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main station), departing Innsbruck at 11:48, arriving Zürich at 15:20. This train has a restaurant, snacks and drinks available, and a children's cinema (between Innsbruck and Buchs SG). You arrive in Zürich on Platform 8 and depart from Platform 9. Again, that is simply a matter of crossing to the other side of the same platform.
The final leg of your journey from Zürich Hauptbahnhof to Luzern departs Zürich at 15:35 and arrives at 16:25. This train has a parent-and-children compartment.
Although this journey is not the fastest way of getting from München to Luzern, I would consider it the most comfortable and suitable option for someone in your circumstances. The choice, of course, is up to you.
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I have attached a screenshot of the suggested train connections München-Innsbruck-Zürich-Luzern (from the Deutsche Bahn website).
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