Lucerne Festival 2018: Traffic-free to the festival with extra trips and night trains
Press release, 18.06.2018
Saturday, 30 June 2018 sees the tenth edition of the Lucerne festival take place. And once again festival fans can count on diverse extra trains and buses along with night connections.
This year the Lucerne festival takes place on Saturday, 30 June - with countless attractions for people of all ages between the Pavillon and KKL Luzern buildings. And for stress-free trips without traffic and having to look for parking places, we recommend relying on public transport for the trips there and back. The SBB, BLS and central railway have strengthened their capacity with numerous extra carriages for regular trains to get you there. And in the evening and late at night, 16 extra trains and S-Bahn night trains run from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. to get you comfortably and safely home.
The right ticket
Those without a GA travelcard or regional travelcard (fare networks) purchase at best a return ticket or Passepartout day pass to Lucerne, both of which are valid until 5 a.m. on the Sunday morning. In addition to a valid ticket, as of 1 a.m. night owls must pay a surcharge of five francs for using the S-Bahn night trains. Both tickets and the surcharge are conveniently available for purchase at SBB.ch or SBB Mobile. The festival stamp does not replace the night surcharge.
Return trips with the nachtstern night buses – nachtstern tariff
Only nachtstern tickets are valid for trips back home with the nachtstern night buses. These are available inside the nachtstern bus. More information about bus and train offers is viewed in the timetable brochure. This is immediately available at all railway stations in Central Switzerland.
Closure of the Seebrücke bridge
The Seebrücke bridge will be closed from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. During this time the vbl AG and
PostBus AG buses run along the right-hand side of the lake as follows:
- Route 7 / 14 from Wey
- Route 1 / 6 / 8 / 19 / 24 / 73 from Luzernerhof
- Route 22 / 23 from Löwenplatz
On the left-hand side of the lake buses run as far as the railway station.