Lucerne, Switzerland Price Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Switzerland’s most famous tourist city, Lucerne is gorgeous from nearly every angle. With its signature walking bridges connecting the train station area with the main tourist area, this is a compact city that is easy to get to know.

Similar to everywhere else in Switzerland, things in Lucerne are very expensive, even by European standards. Sit-down meals and drinks in bars will drain your budget before you even realize it, so visitors who want to keep costs down will self-cater at least one or two meals a day.

1 USD = 0.9600 CHF
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Lucerne Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar46.88 - 70.83
starstarstarstarstar82.29 - 104.17
starstarstarstarstar83.33 - 156.25
starstarstarstarstar121.88 - 173.96
starstarstarstarstar208.33 - 234.38

Lucerne Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed22.92 - 40.63

Lucerne Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Swiss Transport MuseumThis impressive museum filled with trains, planes, automobiles, and motorcycles is popular.
Adults
Under 16
52.50
24.38
Swiss Chocolate AdventureNext to the Transport Museum, this one shows how chocolate is made and whatnot.
Adults
Under 16
15.00
6.56
Lake Lucerne boat tourView nearby towns and sights on a 1 hour round-trip boat from Lucerne. Single hops are cheaper.
Adults
15.63

Lucerne Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastHopefully your hotel or hostel will include breakfast. If not, head to the Coop supermarket for an early bite.5.21 - 9.38
Budget lunchYou can find pre-made sandwiches and sausages in this range, but sit-down meals cost more.8.33 - 12.50
Budget dinnerNearly all sit-down restaurants start in this price range, for lunch or dinner, not including a drink.18.75 - 25.00
Beer (.5L)You'd have to look around to find the lower part of this range, yet beer is cheap in supermarkets.7.29 - 9.38
Beer .33L (retail)Weirdly, alcohol in stores is fairly cheap in Switzerland.1.04 - 1.56
Vodka (.7L)Local vodka is among the cheaper spirits you'll find in shops.10.10 - 20.83
Salad (retail)Supermarkets carry a wide range of pre-made salads, which are popular for budget travelers.4.17 - 7.29

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Zurich to Lucerne train32.75
Interlaken to Lucerne train55.43
Boat to Transport Museum5.21
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