Lucerne has an extensive public-transportation system. You can go almost anywhere by train, boat, or bus. It can also be worthwhile to purchase a subscription
for the entire transport system instead of paying for each ride separately. You can inquire about the different options at the Lucerne Municipal Transport Services (Verkehrsbetriebe VBL/SBB). In Lucerne and its surrounding areas the subscription is called a Passepartout.
(Swiss Railway System) Halbtax-Abonnement is also very useful: you can use it to buy half-price tickets for the trains, boats, and certain mountain railways. Children up to 6 years of age
can ride free in all public transport vehicles with an accompanying adult. Children and young persons
from 6 to 16 years of age
pay only half fare. The Junior ticket (Juniorkarte)
, which costs CHF 30 per year, is very practical: it permits children to ride free of charge with their parents or grandparents.
The township of Lucerne provides a limited number of reduced-price day-tickets (Tageskarten)
for public transportation. You can obtain further information at the SBB and VBL counters at the Lucerne train station, at the öko-forum, Umweltberatung Luzern
or by using the following link:
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