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best train route from lucerne to rome

i purchased a eurail pass and was wondering if there is a direct train from lucerne to rome termini? how long is the journey? also, what is the name of the train station in lucerne, switzerland?

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There is no direct train. You can take a train to Bern and then a night train to Roma Termini. Or you can take a variety of trains during the day. For those there will be a minimum of one change at Milano Centrale (and often a prior change at Arth-Goldau). To see the timetables, go to Click on "Internat. Guests" to view the site in English. Enter Luzern (not Lucerne) as your departure city and Roma (not Rome) as your arrival city.

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Tim is correct - no direct train. But there seldom is for that kind distance except for major, major cities. We are just back from about 30 days in that area. We did it in small pices. Rome to Florence (1.5 hrs), Florence to Milan (couple hours) Milan to Zug, the stop beyond Arth-G. (4.5 hours - great scenery) In fact, I would recommend you change a Zug since Zug on the line between Luzern and Zurich with trains every 15 mins or so. And Zug is only 20 minutes from Luzern

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There are night trains from Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne (not Lucerne) leaving around 9-10:30pm and arriving Rome about 9:30am. I think Zurich is closest. I did it from Geneva in a double cabin. Nice trip; go to sleep, wake up to the Italian countryside, and a cappuccino and croissant served by the conductor.

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Hi, I'm a student in holland and i'm looking for a eurail pass with unused days to recycle. If you have any I would like to purchase them so i can visit my friends here. Thanks Brandon