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Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland

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Getting there You can get to Lucerne from Interlaken, Basel and Cologne. Best price and travel duration below.

From Milan 04:02 ₹ 2,583
From Zurich 00:45 ₹ 1,533
From Geneva 02:45 ₹ 4,600
From Interlaken 01:51 ₹ 2,018
From Basel 01:01 ₹ 1,937
From Cologne 05:09 ₹ 2,663
From Bern 01:00 ₹ 2,421
From Como 03:27 ₹ 2,583
From Lausanne 02:10 ₹ 4,035
From Locarno 02:54 ₹ 3,632
From St Gallen 02:07 ₹ 3,551
From Lugano 02:31 ₹ 5,327
From Bellinzona 02:05 ₹ 5,327
From Meiringen 01:14 ₹ 1,453
From Schilthorn. 00:34 ₹ 968
From Arth Goldau 00:27 ₹ 807
From Zug 00:20 ₹ 726
From Olten 00:35 ₹ 1,372
From Engelberg 00:48 ₹ 1,211
From Sarnen 00:20 ₹ 565
From Brunig 01:02 ₹ 1,372
From Brienz 01:30 ₹ 1,776

Getting around From Lucerne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Hergiswil 00:13 ₹ 161
To Arth Goldau 00:27 ₹ 807
To Sarnen 00:29 ₹ 565
To Zug 00:32 ₹ 726
To Olten 00:33 ₹ 1,372
To Schilthorn. 00:42 ₹ 968
To Engelberg 00:49 ₹ 1,211
To Brunig 00:58 ₹ 1,372
To Zurich 01:00 ₹ 1,533
To Basel 01:08 ₹ 1,937
To Meiringen 01:12 ₹ 1,453
To Bern 01:29 ₹ 2,421
To Interlaken 01:50 ₹ 2,986
To Lausanne 02:15 ₹ 4,035
To Brienz 02:26 ₹ 1,776
To Bellinzona 02:35 ₹ 5,327
To Montreux 02:40 ₹ 4,520
To St Gallen 02:48 ₹ 3,551
To Chur 02:48 ₹ 3,632
To Geneva 03:05 ₹ 4,600
To Locarno 03:09 ₹ 3,632
To Lugano 03:15 ₹ 4,600
To Como 03:38
To Milan 04:03 ₹ 2,583
To St Moritz 04:30 ₹ 5,730
To Venice 06:41 ₹ 5,569
To Innsbruck 06:44 ₹ 6,779
To Cologne 10:49 ₹ 2,663

Lucerne city guide

Lucerne, the birthplace of tourism

Lucerne is famous worldwide for the beauty of its site. Nestled in lush hills on the banks of Lake Lucerne, it offers a unique panorama that stretches from the Righi to Pilatus. With its 60,000 inhabitants, is the eighth city of Switzerland. If we add to this figure the population of the city, built in conjunction with the city, the number of inhabitants is multiplied by three. Because of its size, its central location and its economic potential, Lucerne can be considered as the capital of Central Switzerland. Lucerne is one of the tourism capitals of the world, located in the heart of Switzerland and attracting more than 2.5 million visitors each year.

In Lucerne, you can walk around the Old Town and enjoy the narrow streets, colorful squares, the old city wall, the wooden Chapel Bridge and many other fascinating sights. With the Picasso Museum, the Bourbaki Panorama, the dying lion monument, the Jardin des glaciers and excursions in the old town, Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains destinations (Pilatus and Righi), Lucerne is one of the most visited cities in the world.

Try the Luzerner Chügelipastete, a puff-pastry shell filled with diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, which is the probably the best of what the local cuisine has to offer.

In the city centre of Lucerne, you’ll be able to get the most prestigious brand of watch or jewellery, fashion or stylish accessories.

Luzern Tourist Board
Bahnhofstrasse 3, CH-6002 Luzern
Tel: +41 (0)41 227 17 17

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Lucerne station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Lucerne.

Lucerne railway station(s)

Lucerne Train Station

Lucerne Train Station

Address: Bahnhofplatz 1 6003 Lucerne

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4am to 1:30am
Public holidays: 4am to 1:30am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Tourist Information Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Currency Exchange and Public Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Relaxed "    
    We (myself and wife) traveled from Luzern to Rome and the trip was in two legs. First one was from Luzern to Milan and then from Milan to Rome. We chose the train as we were interested in the landscape of Switzerland and Italy on the way. It was a comfortable trip, nice and clean coaches, good seats and comfortable cabins with very less noise. Also the view was great - through the hillsides and valleys of Switzerland and the farms and houses of Italy. Overall - very good experience.  
  • "Trains in Europe"    
    Generally very good, efficient, on time. However, quality of meals was very poor. We thought meals were included in First Class, but this was not the case.  
  • "2nd step to Lucerne "    
    Though quiet and relatively comfortable, the train ride was exhausting as it seemed to go on and on and on bend after bend at a glaciers speed. Swiss officials came on board just as we entered Switzerland and though friendly, they certainly didn't treat our passports well (bending, twisting and flicking our biometric cards, passing them around repeatedly). It's definitely convenient as it goes from Milan all the way to Lucerne station.  
  • "European Holiday"    
    We have just finished a ten week holiday travelling through eight countries using rail Europe which included using Italian international trains .I have nothing but praise for all the European trains we used . They are a very cost effective way to travel between and within countries and next time we are in Europe we will definitely utilise this excellent and efficient mode of transport.  
  • "Lucerne to Milan first class"    
    Very comfortable journey and a great way to see the countryside. Only problem was with luggage. This trip was part of a five week journey and we had three large suitcases which I had to lug up stairs and strap in for security as they were a distance from our seat.. Otherwise a great trip.