Walk: The best way to explore Lucerne is to walk around as most of its interesting sites are within walking distance.
Bikes: Lucerne is one of the premier biker-friendly cities and dedicated bike lanes are present on most secondary streets. Fore 31 CHF per day, one can rent a 24-speed, sturdily-built bicycle at the central railway station. Electric bikes can also be hired at the station.
Buses: An efficient city bus system, covering the entire city and its suburns, exists in Lucerne. City buses leave from outside the Hauptbahnhof at Bahnhofplatz and tickets cost Sfr2 for a short journey, Sfr2.60 for one zone and Sfr3.80 for two. A 24-hour pass costs Sfr9.50 and it covers all zones. The faraway Lido beach and the Swiss Transport Museum can be reached by bus. You can buy a two-day pass for unlimited use of the buses.
Boats: Boatrides across the lake is another option to reach some of the above-mentioned sightseeing spots, which are little further from the city centre and these hourly boats start just in front of the central railway station.
The nearest airport to Lucerne is in Zurich, known as Zurich Kloten Airport. It’s the largest international airport in Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. The airport, located 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of the country’s largest city, has direct flights from a number of countries and is also well-connected to the rest of Switzerland with its surface transport links.
There is no intercity bus network in Switzerland as trains connect almost every major destinations. However, tourist coaches can be hired to reach Lucerne. You can rent a car as the roads in Switzerland are very well paved and maintained. It's just a 55 km (34 miles) drive from Zurich and about 90 km (57 miles) from Geneva. One can rent a car from several spots in these cities.
The city at the heart of Switzerland is a destination of the Swiss Federal Railway and trains are the most convenient and common modes of transport between Lucerne and other cities. There are hourly trains from Olten and Zurich Airport and half-hourly trains from Zurich and capital Bern. From Zurich main station (Zürich HB) it is about a 45 minute travel by train. There are also hourly trains to Interlaken during daytime.
Lucerne is located at the north end of one of the busiest waterways in Switzerland, Vierwaldstättersee or ‘Lake of the Four Forest Cantons’ and it can be reached from Schwyz, Flüelen and Weggis by steamers and motor vessels, operated by Schifffahrt Vierwaldstättersee.
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