Find the station near you, buy a ticket at the vending machine (Lokal zone 10, Stadt Luzern), and wait for the next tram/bus to come. Cash and Credit Cards ususally accepted. Ticket must be bought before entering any vehicle. Frequent services, no timetable neccessary. Your ticket is valid for unlimited trips within the time limit on the ticket.
A day pass is a good deal. You get one automatically when you buy a return ticket. It is valid for the calendar day until 5am next day and the zone(s) printed on the ticket. Or buy a visitor ticket called TellPass.
(Lucerne, LU, Switzerland)

Welcome to Public Transport in


Lucerne is one of Switzerland's most visited cities. It is lovely located on the lake of lucerne, surrounded by spectacular mountains. Most visitor highlights are within walking distance from the main railway station, and for longer distances, all city areas as well as surrounding communities can be easily reached by frequently running busses and local trains. A cable car takes visitors from the city up to the Guetsch and its chateau. The main railway station is also a gateway to all of Switzerland, including direct lines to famous places like Engelberg and Interlaken. In addition, tourist boats are cruising on wonderful lake of Lucerne.

In Lucerne you find


Operating Hours: Approximately 5am to 1am. Limited night service available.
Ticket Price Range: $$$
Day Tickets: The price of a day ticket equals about 2 standard trips. Valid for a calendar day.
Kids free ride limit: 6 years. Discount for Kids up to 16 years.
Visitor Tickets available.
Ticket Channels: Vending machines at most or all stops,App,Ticket Booths,Visitor Center
Smartphone Apps: ÖV-Ticket App / SBB App.

Have fun in Lucerne!


Pricing for public transport in Lucerne and the greater Lucerne area (called 'Passpartout') is based on time and space (socalled zones). You cannot simply buy a ticket from one stop to another. If you buy, for example, a single ticket, check the time limit printed on the ticket. You then can undertake any number of rides within this time limit and the respective zone.

These rules are typical for Switzerland and also apply for the Lucerne area.

Children Policy

Free ride for Kids under 6. Discount for Kids up to 16. Discount for young people up to 26. Discount varies depending on distance. See vending machines and outlets for details.

senior citizens
Senior Policy

No senior fare available.

Dogs Policy

Small, tame animals (Cats, Dogs and similar) can ride for free if in a bag, a basket or another suitable container. For larger animals, a Kids ticket is required.

Special Visitor Ticket available:

Visitors Card – Lake Lucerne Region

The city of Lucerne and the Lake Lucerne Region offer a free visitors card for guests who stay overnight.

The card includes public transport in the city area (zone 10) for the length of your stay (up to 14 days). In addition, there are discounts for dozens of excursions and museum entries throughout the Lake Lucerne Region.

Cardholders also enjoy free WLAN called "Free WiFi – LUZERN.COM" in the city of lucerne.

The visitor card is available in the region's hotels, holiday-apartments, campings and tourist information offices. You can arrange delivery of your digital visitors card even before you arriv in the city.

Find out more here

These rules are valid for the whole PASSPARTOUT public transport network in Lucerne and the greater Lucerne area.

Bike Policy

You need a bike ticket, which costs usually child fare. For longer distances or multiple rides you can buy a day pass, which is often a good option.

Hand Baggage Policy

no restricitons, free of charge

Smart helpers to get around

App offering regional timetable and a ticket shop.

SBB Timetable
Useful App covering all of Switzerland, including local networks.

If you have a lucerne visitors card, you have free, personal access to the «Free WiFi – LUZERN.COM» network. If not, there are some more options:

Free WiFi is available in many (large) railway stations throughout Switzerland.

In addition, most supermarkets of the brands Migros and Coop offer free WiFi.

This public transport info for Lucerne, LU, Switzerland was correct when published. No guarantee for currently correct info. Always check locally for policies, fares and any other details. Price ranges are indicative only ($: up to 2 USD, $$ up to 4 USD, $$$: more than 4 USD per standard single trip). If not indicated otherwise, any fare examples are for local standard trips in coach class (2nd class, economy class or similar). All trademarks mentioned on this website, including logos etc. belong to the respective rightholders. V1.0