9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2016 5:06 PM by jerrycoin RSS

Lucerne, Switzerland

richbine Platinum
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I am going to Lucerne, Switzerland for a few days the end of May and would appreciate some input from the group regarding the following:

 

  • How easy is the train from Zurich airport to the Renaissance in Lucerne?
  • Restaurants  for dinner in Lucerne?
  • Train suggestions for getting from Lucerne to Basel, Switzerland.

 

I appreciate your help!

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  • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
    sg1974 Gold
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    you will have a good time in Lucerne, it is a beautiful little place.

    the trains in Switzerland are very good.

    the journey from Zurich airport to Lucerne is just over 1 hour.

    This website will give you plenty of information for the trains:

    SBB: Switzerland’s biggest station.

     

    Renaissance is a 5 minute walk from the train station.

     

    It was a few years since we were there, but i remember this was a good trip:

    Golden Round Trip - Pilatus Bahnen

     

    Basel is also a nice place.

    The Fine Art Museum was good.

    Kunstmuseum Basel | Information

    Again straight forward to get there from Lucerne.

    Check the SBB website above, it is around 1 hour trip also.

     

    if you want more information I am happy to provide.

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    • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
      richbine Platinum
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      Thanks sg1974 for your reply.  The train link is quite useful.  We are looking forward to this trip as it's the intial start for our Rhine River cruise starting in Basel.  Thanks again!

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      • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
        sg1974 Gold
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        Switzerland is a beautiful country.

        We have been several times and visited many places.

        It is not cheap though.

        It is very easy to travel by train between the cities.

        On our first trip we went across from Zurich stopping at Lucerne then Bern then Lausanne and finished in Geneva.

        Depending on your time frame a visit to Bern would be very good also.

         

        http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-gb/home.html

         

        http://www.bern.com/en/

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        • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
          richbine Platinum
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          We only have 2 full days before we need to be in Basel.  Perhaps on a return visit.  Thanks!

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          • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
            sg1974 Gold
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            Fair enough.

            Best to stay in Lucenre and enjoy the town and lake.

            I'm sure this will encourage you to visit again in the future as it is a beautiful country.

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  • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
    clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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    We did the train ride from Lucerne to Zurich, then back again.  It worked well and was actually quite enjoyable.  The scenery was fantastic, as you might expect.

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    • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
      richbine Platinum
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      Sounds like a beautiful train ride.  This is our first trip to Switzerland so we appreciate any and all info.

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  • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
    carat Community Manager Marriott Associate Silver
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    Loving the recommendations on this thread.  richbine, you'll have to share your recommendations and photos when you get back from your trip!

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  • Re: Lucerne, Switzerland
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    richbine,

     

    Sounds like a wonderful trip!  Here are a few things that might help:

     

    For train information in CH go to fahrplan.sbb.ch

         That will have schedules and costs of your train choices

     

    Make sure you get a seat!  Don't just buy a train ticket, or you could be standing the whole way!  Take your seat when you get on the train.  You will want to move around the car, but do keep an eye on your belongings.  You will be tired and people will know you are a tourist!

     

    Get your train tickets "Validated" before getting on the train.  This may or may not be required, but some people get fined when they have not had their tickets validated.

     

    Plan on bringing something to snack on the train.  It will save you a lot of money.

     

    Watch yourself at the airports and train stations.  Higher crime there and try not to exchange money there.

     

    BASEL:

     

    A "River Town", not very attractive, but nice places to dine.  Enjoy the "Trams" that will transport you around town.  Do try to see the "City Hall", and the area in downtown.  I used to stay at "The Europa Hotel" and it was always pleasant.

     

    Take extra camera batteries, just in case!  You don't want to miss photo opportunities.

     

    Have a great trip, but DO expect HIGH PRICES!

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