Lucerne, Switzerland Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

By far Switzerland’s most charming city, Lucerne combines excellent scenery and low-key urban life. It’s a small city that is far more beautiful and interesting than Zurich, Geneva, or Lausanne. With a gorgeous lake at its center and the famous Chapel Bridge in the middle of it all, this is the best place to visit in Switzerland after the Interlaken area.

 

Why Visit Lucerne

Lucerne Facts

Population 76,200
Area 250,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Swiss franc
Airports Zurich Airport (ZRH)

Things To Do In Lucerne

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Lucerne

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
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BEST TOURS in Lucerne

WHEN TO VISIT Lucerne

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January38282
February41282.1
March50343.0
April58403.5
May66485
June72546.1
July77586
August75575.8
September67514.2
October58443
November46352.9
December40302.8

Lucerne WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:27am6:40pm
21 Jun5:31am9:25pm
21 Sep7:12am7:27pm
21 Dec8:09am4:40pm

Where to stay in Lucerne

Lucerne Hotel Seasons

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
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Lucerne Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed22.92 - 40.63

Getting to Lucerne

GETTING AROUND Lucerne

Lucerne TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Zurich to Lucerne train32.75
Interlaken to Lucerne train55.43
Boat to Transport Museum5.21
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER