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Travel to Lucerne

Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland

Whether you arrive by bus, train, car or boat, Lucerne is well connected and easy to reach, and connections to airports and railway stations are quick, too.  Find out here how best to reach Lucerne.

  • As an overnight guest in a Lucerne city hotel, you can use all buses and trains within the city zone free of charge. Find out more.

Arriving by train


Regular, direct and convenient train connections to all the major Swiss urban centres as well as to key European cities ensure a pleasant journey. 
You are travelling by public transport within Switzerland and abroad? The SBB takes care of your luggage. Benefit from the door-to-door, station-to-station or station-to-door service. 

Within Switzerland, we particularly recommend the attractive luggage special.

Arriving by car


Lucerne can also be easily reached by car and has motorway connections to Zurich, Bern and Basel as well as the whole of Central Switzerland and the Bernese Oberland.

Arriving by coach


In the city of Lucerne, buses of various long-distance bus lines stop at the official bus car park Landenberg/Alpenquai. This is located about 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. For detailed information, please refer directly to the respective bus company.

Getting around in Lucerne

It’s easy to get around Lucerne and the whole Lake Lucerne Region. Find out how best to get from A to B here – by bus, train, boat, car, bicycle or on foot.

Panorama Express

Gotthard Panorama Express

Enjoy history on the Gotthard Panorama Express to make travel into an experience. Combination of boat and train journeys on the route between Central Switzerland and Ticino.


The ticket for Central Switzerland

Free travel by train, bus, boat and numerous mountain railroads throughout Central Switzerland. A simple and uncomplicated way to discover Central Switzerland.

Swiss Travel Pass

For international guests

Free travel by train, bus, boat and numerous mountain railroads throughout Central Switzerland. Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 days of unrestricted travel.