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Lucerne has an efficient network of local buses, one ride on which costs from 2F to 6F, depending on the distance you ride. Buy your tickets at automatic vending machines before you board. A 24-hour ticket costs 30F. For more information about bus routes within Lucerne, call tel. 041/369-65-65.

Bikes can be rented at the railway station for 28F per day June to September between 7am and 7:45pm daily; October to May, hours are Monday to Saturday 7am to 7:45pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 7pm. A bike trip along the north shore of Lake Lucerne can be one of the scenic highlights of a visit to central Switzerland. This trip can easily absorb a whole day (take along a picnic lunch). The tourist office will provide a map, and you can set off from the Lucerne train station heading for St. Niklausen and Kastanienbaum in the direction of Tribschen. If you have time, visit the Richard Wagner Museum. The most beautiful stretch is along the lake to Winkel-Horw beach, where you can go for a brisk lake swim if the temperature is right. The duration of this 13km (8-mile) ride, including the return to Lucerne, should take about 1 1/2 hours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.