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ArrivalOn account of the traffic and parking situation, it is recommended during Festival season that visitors use public transportation. We advise visitors arriving by auto to pay attention to the updated parking system information and to use buses to transfer from the parking garages to the KKL Luzern. The KKL Luzern is located right next to the main Lucerne train station.
Traveling to and from by Train: Discount in the Swiss Rail NetworkTo the SBB timetable
As a concertgoer, you will receive a 40% discount on the cost of your fare to and from Lucerne in 1st or 2nd class at any Swiss Rail (SBB) ticket window. (Tickets must be presented for inspection on the train.) With the half-fare card, the trip ends up costing only 30% of the full fare.
This special ticket must be purchased before the trip start starts from a Swiss Rail ticket window, by telephoning the Rail Service at 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min on the Swiss landline network), or online at the SBB ticket shop
Travel by Bus
Free Travel in the Passepartout Fare NetworkSee Timetable
This offer is valid until 25 November 2018. Please note that this discount is not valid any more for the 2019 Festivals.
Arriving by AutoLucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here.See list
Park & RideVarious train stations outside the City of Lucerne have a Park & Ride offer for those traveling by train to Lucerne. The following train stations, which have abundant parking spaces, are especially handy: Sursee, Rotkreuz, Zug, Wolhusen, Arth-Goldau, and Sarnen.
Flying to SwitzerlandReserve your flight directly with SWISS (Link www.swiss.com), the Official Airline of LUCERNE FESTIVAL.Swiss International Airlines
Concierge Service for Your Travel PlanningDo you prefer to have your trip planned, with an emphasis on the “extra” in service? Then the travel experts at Bucher Reisen are readily available to help you.
Event VenuesLUCERNE FESTIVAL makes the entire city resound with music: including the KKL Luzern’s concert halls, of course, but also the city’s famous churches and museums and many other atmospheric venues. You can find a listing of all LUCERNE FESTIVAL event venues here.
Concert visitors are kindly asked to dress for the occasion.
In the KKL Luzern use of the cloakroom is mandatory and costs nothing. Lockers are also available in the KKL.
Picking Up Pre-Paid TicketsPre-paid tickets and student tickets are held at the desk labeled “reserved tickets” in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern during the Easter and Piano Festivals; during the Summer Festival they are held at the box office at the main entrance. For events outside the KKL Luzern your tickets will be ready at the box office of that particular venue. Starting one hour before the beginning of the event you can pick up your tickets for that day’s event there.
Attending the Concert with ChildrenIs classical music something just for grown-ups? By no means! Take a look at our special offers for the youngsters among our Festival audience.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNGSee the Special Offer
Through its rich diversity of programs and special concert formats, LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG is aimed at children and young people of varying ages – from cosy pillow concerts to music theater.
Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the ConcertWhat could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the enchanting world of classical music? Adults buying a ticket for selected events will receive one additional free ticket of the same value for their young companion.See the Special Offer
Welcome! Students at LUCERNE FESTIVALSee the Special Offer
The main concert hall of the KKL Lucerne has six wheelchair spaces available on special terms. Accompanying persons cannot be assured of obtaining a seat in the same price range or in the general vicinity. Wheelchair spaces are also available at the other event locations.
We kindly ask that guests who require a wheelchair select from among the wheelchair spaces indicated on the seating map when purchasing tickets. For safety reasons, we are not able to ensure accommodation within the regular seating areas.
If you require assistance at the event venue, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our local staff members are always available to help you with questions and problems that may arise.
To reserve wheelchair spaces please call our ticket sales office directly at +41 (0)41 226 4480. Wheelchair spaces are always made available as soon as online ticket sales begin but can only be reserved by telephone.
Access to VenuesFor events in the KKL Luzern main concert hall, the house opens 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. For events in the Luzerner Saal in the KKL or at venues outside the KKL, the house opens, where applicable, shortly before the beginning of the performance. Out of consideration for the musicians and the audience, late-arriving visitors will not be admitted until intermission or at the discretion of the concert hall staff. In the case of certain concerts there may be no late entrance and no intermission. If a concert is missed on account of late arrival, tickets cannot be refunded.
In the KKL LuzernIn the mood for a cocktail at the Seebar? Coffee and fine pastries at the World Café? Or would you prefer a multi-course menu in the Gault MiIlau-rated restaurant Red? The culinary possibilities in the KKL Luzern are many and varied.Overview of the KKL's Cuisine
Before the concert begins, you can reserve your drinks and snacks for intermission at the KKL information desk in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern.
In LucerneWithin walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection.Overview of Luzern Tourismus
The City of Lucerne and surroundings have a superior selection of three-, four-, and five-star hotels.
You can find a list of our partner hotels here:
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort ***** (Superior)See Website
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort | 6363 Obbürgen
t +41 (0)41 612 60 00
Park Hotel Vitznau ***** (Superior)See Website
Seestrasse 18 | 6354 Vitznau
t +41 (0)41 399 60 60
The Chedi Andermatt ***** (Superior)See Website
Gotthardstrasse 4 | 6490 Andermatt
t +41 (0)41 888 74 88
Hotel Villa Honegg ***** (Superior)See Website
Honegg | 6373 Ennetbürgen
t +41 (0)41 618 32 00
Renaissance Lucerne ***** (Superior)See Website
Pilatusstrasse 15 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 226 87 87
Grand Hotel National *****See Website
Haldenstrasse 4 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 419 09 09
Schweizerhof Luzern *****See Website
Schweizerhofquai | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 410 0 410
The Hotel *****See Website
Sempacherstrasse 14 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 226 86 86
Art Deco Hotel Montana **** (Superior)See Website
Adligenswilerstrasse 22 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 419 00 00
Radisson Blu Lucerne **** (Superior)See Website
Inseliquai 12 | 6005 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 369 90 00
Sonnmatt Luzern **** (Superior)See Website
Hemschlenstrasse | 6000 Luzern 15
t +41 (0)41 375 32 32
Hotel Astoria ****See Website
Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 226 88 88
Cascada Hotel Lucerne ****See Website
Bundesplatz 18 | 6003 Lucerne
t +41 (0)41 226 80 88
Hotel Château Gütsch ****See Website
Kanonenstrasse | 6003 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 289 14 14
Continental-Park Luzern ****See Website
Murbacherstrasse 4 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 228 90 50
Hotel des Balances ****See Website
Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 418 28 28
Grand Hotel Europe ****See Website
Haldenstrasse 59 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 370 00 11
Hotel Hofgarten ****See Website
Stadthofstrasse 14 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 410 88 88
Hotel Monopol Luzern ****See Website
Pilatusstrasse 1 | 6002 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 226 43 43
Parkhotel Zug ****See Website
Industriestrasse 14 | 6300 Zug
t + 41 (0)41 727 48 48
Hotel Rebstock ****See Website
St. Leodegarstrasse 3 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 417 18 19
Seehotel Hermitage **** (Superior)See Website
Seeburgstrasse 72 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 375 81 81
Seehotel Sternen Horw ****See Website
Winkelstrasse 46 | 6048 Horw
t +41 (0)41 348 24 82
Hotel Wilden Mann ****See Website
Bahnhofstrasse 30 | 6003 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 210 16 66
Hotel Alpina Luzern ***See Website
Frankenstrasse 6 | 6003 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 210 00 77
Hotel Ambassador ***See Website
Zürichstrasse 3 | 6004 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 418 81 00
Hotel Royal ***See Website
Rigistrasse 22 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 419 46 46
Hotel Seeburg Luzern ***See Website
Seeburgstrasse 53-61 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 375 55 55
Jugendstilhotel Paxmontana Flüeli Ranft *** (Superior)See Website
Dossen 1 | 6073 Flüeli-Ranft
t +41 (0)41 666 24 00
SEERAUSCH Hotel I Restaurant I Lounge ***See Website
Buochserstrasse 54 | 6375 Beckenried
t +41 (0)41 501 01 31
Swisshotel Zug ***See Website
Chollerstrasse 1a | 6300 Zug
t +41 (0)41 747 28 28
Hotel Zugertor ***See Website
Baarerstrasse 97 | 6300 Zug
t +41 (0)41 729 38 38
Hotel zum Schlüssel **See Website
Franziskanerplatz 12 | 6003 Luzern
t +41 41 210 10 61
Dreilindenstrasse 9 | 6006 Luzern
t +41 (0)41 410 39 48