Lucerne - getting around by Mark Sukhija

On foot

Most of the major tourist sights are within old town of Lucerne and are within walking distance of each other and the main train station. Getting around Lucerne 's Old Town on foot is, without a doubt, the best way to do this section of town.

Some attractions, such as the Hofkirche, The Lion Monment and the Glacier Museum are a walk outside of the Old Town. Regular buses, however, run along these routes. Pick up the bus outside the main train station or at any one of the bus stops dotted around town.

By bike

Bicycle is an excellent way to cover some of the less central sights in Lucerne. Bikes can be rented from the main train station by the day at a cost of around 30 Francs. Electric bikes are also available.

By bus

Like most Swiss cities, Lucerne runs an extensive network of buses through the city. The Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern publishs time tables and route information.

By boat

Lake cruises run regularly on Lake Lucerne, especially in summer months, and the Lake of Lucerne is one of busiest waterways in Switzerland. The harbour is directly outside the main train station. (Yes the train station is "Transport Central" in Lucerne!) The Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldst�ttersees provides detailed schedule information.

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Further reading

Switzerland - sacred destinations - Nine of the finest churchs, cathedrals and monastries in Switzerland

Lucerne - interior of the Jesuit Church - Baroque interior of the Jesuit Church in Lucerne

Lucerne - a short history of The Lion Monument - A brief history of the Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland pictures - Pictures from my travels in and around Switzerland

Travelogues from Switzerland - A small collection of travelogues from Switzerland

Wines of Switzerland - Information about wines produced and grape varietals grown in Switzerland

Switzerland - festivals not to miss - Fantastic Swiss festivals to visit through the year

Geneva - Drummers at L'Escalade - Drummers outside the cathedral at L'Escalade festival in Geneva

Switzerland - quick facts and figures - Quick facts and figures for the traveller to Switzerland

Cruising Lake Zurich - An afternoon cruising on Lake Zürich to Rapperswil

Lucerne Tourism - Official website of the Lucerne Tourism Office

About Mark Sukhija

Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook