Directions to Lucerne

Lucerne lies 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 and the Lake Lucerne Region.

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. Please find here the corresponding services.

Arrival from Italy

With the commissioning of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Italian guests now arrive in Switzerland in significantly shorter time.

Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on travel tickets from Italy.

Arrival from France

Speed, precision, competence, a warm welcome, excellent catering and 1st class service: the high-speed train service TGV Lyria combines the very best of French and Swiss cultures.

Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on travel tickets from France.

Arrival from Germany

In the comfortable ICE trains of German Railways (DB), travellers enjoy direct and quick connections to Switzerland. 

Arrival from Austria

The fleet of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) transports passengers to Switzerland in a swift and most comfortable manner. Also, ÖBB’s premium
rail service «Railjet» takes travellers from Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck to Zurich in 2-hour-intervals on a daily basis. As usual, perfect connections from Zurich hub to the rest of Switzerland are guaranteed.

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.

Getting around 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.