Lucerne railway station to Palace Lucerne hotel

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Hudspith
Hudspith
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Jun 30, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Would it be relatively easy to walk from Lucerne Railway Station to the Palace Lucerne Hotel with perhaps one suitcase - if a taxi is easier does anyone have any idea of cost? I know it is generally about 17 minutes walk - would this be the same if heading in the reverse journey to pick up the boat for the William Tell Express or again would a taxi be easier?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 9:44 PM in reply to Hudspith

Hi Hudspith -

<<"Would it be relatively easy to walk ....... again would a taxi be easier?">>

Relative(ly) to what? ;-)

It is a level walk of just over 1 km. if your suitcase has wheels, it is not a difficult walk.

A taxi is, of course, easier. Taxis in Switzerland are not cheap. I took one from a hotel near the Stiftkirche ( partway along your route) many years ago because I had heavy bags. I recall 10-15 CHF.

E-mail your hotel or telephone. The Palace is probably the best hotel in Luzern, and they will be pleased to help you understand the options. I would not expect a pick up, but they just might offer.

The best meal I ever had in Luzern, and one of the best in Switzerland was at restaurant Mignonette in the Palace. I could not afford it... a friend was buying.

It is a level walk of just over 1 km. if your suitcase has wheels, it is not a difficult walk.

There is bus service from the main station to a stop very nearby. The buses run eat intervals as little as 3 minutes; there are 12 per hour. The name of the stop is "Luzern, Casino-Palace." The trip takes 14 to 15 minutes. Traffic can be heavy.

I have linked to an excellent map -

map.search.ch/PALACE-LUZERN,Luzern,Haldenst r.10?pos=666676,211700&z=25 6

and I have turned on the icons for bus stops. Click on the bus stop for a near term schedule

Slowpoke.

Hudspith
Hudspith
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Jul 1, 2016 - 7:30 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you for your helpful information Slowpoke and the map link. Our case does have wheels so should be as easy walk - I just sometimes find it quicker using "foot power" :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
5571 posts
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Jul 1, 2016 - 7:50 AM in reply to Hudspith

Glad to help.

Some parts of the walk along the lake shore are very nice. Sometimes I walk from the Bahnhof to the Verkehrshaus ( the transport museum), or vice versa.

The first attached picture was taken from along the lake shore. The other one gives a rather distant view of "Hotel Row" including the Palace.

if you spend some time with the map I linked, perhaps using the aerial view, you can probably figure out which one is the Palace.

Slowpoke

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