Lucerne (Luzern) transportation information. Getting there by train, car, flight.
Lucerne gathers 4 main rail ways which makes is easily accessible from all other big towns in Switzerland. With an express train you can get there from Bern in 90 minutes and from Zurich – in 50.
If you travel by car from Bern, you should drive along Route 10. From Zurich you should drive on E41 and then only follow the signs while crossing N14.
The Tourist Office of the town is located at Frankenstrasse 1 and is open throughout the whole year.
The railway station is located on Bahnhofplatz which is on the south bank of the Reuss River. Across a bridge you will get to its north bank – Schwanenplatz (Swan Square), where are the city centre and the old town (Altstadt), explorable only on foot.
From the big market street Kapellgasse you can reach the Kornmarkt (Corn Market) where is also the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in 1602. Also near the Kornmarkt you can visit the Weinmarkt (Wine Market) and see the famous fountain there.
The quay on the Lucerne Lake is called National-quai and there you will find Kurplatz and the famous casino and dining complex the Kursaal.
Also from Kurplatz, following Löwenstrasse, you will reach Löwenplatz, where you can pay a visit to the Panorama, revealing moments from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). There is also the Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument), which is widely-known and loved.
In the town there is quite good bus service. The tickets should be bought from vending machines and the price changes according to the distance you will travel.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!