Arrival and traffic

It is strongly recommended to travel to the SwissCityMarathon by public transport. Thanks to the Swiss Runners Ticket, runners can travel free of charge from the Swiss Boarder to Lucerne and back again after the race!
The organizers do not offer parking spaces for private vehicles. As a partner of the SwissCityMarathon, SBB and Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (vbl) take participants and visitors safely and comfortably to the start/finish area and to the running course.

Free travel

Swiss Runners Ticket

Find out more here

You can find all the information you need on luzernmobil.ch. By the way, the train and bus companies in Central Switzerland have a live public transport app, which offers timetables in real time. This means that buses and trains constantly send their current location with the help of GPS on a platform, from which the next departures can be calculated and displayed live: 

ÖV-Live App

Please allow enough time for your arrival and individual preparation before the race. You will not travel alone at this weekend !

SBB Timetable Sbb.ch/Swissrunners

Travel possibilities

  • How do I get to the race number distribution point?

    Race number distribution/expo Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern (Friday and Saturaday):
    5min walk along the lake from the main station lucerne to the Hotel. Just pass the main bridge which connects the new town (main station) with the old town (Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern).

    Race number distribution at the Swiss Museum of Transport (sunday only):
    The easiest way is to catch one of the free shuttle boats from the landing stage nr. 5 which are running continuously all day between the main railaway station and the finish area at the Swiss Museum of Transport. Another possibility is to take either the train "S3" or "VAE" from "Lucerne" to "Luzern Verkehrshaus". Last but not least it is a marvellous 30min walk along the lake from the main station to the Swiss Museum of Transport.

    Race number distribution at Horw (sunday only / only for 10K):
    The easiest way is to catch the train "S4" or "S5" from "Lucerne" to the station "Horw". Antoher possibility is to take the bus nr. 20 from "Lucerne" to "Horw" as well. From there follow the signs to the pick-up station and changing rooms.

    Please note that you will not be alone taking one of these arrival options at the weekend. Therefore we kindly recommand to allow sufficient time to get there and to get your race number prior to sunday.

    Race number distribution Maratholino Luzern (Sunday)
    Race number distribution at the Coop tent after the bridge (Seebrücke): From Lucerne railway station, the distribution can be reached on foot within 5 minutes. All you have to do is cross the Seebrücke, which connects Neustadt (railway station) with Lucerne's Old Town (Hotel Schweizerhof). The race number for the Maratholino is issued directly after the Seebrück on the left-hand side of the Coop tent.

    Race number distribution Maratholino Horw (Sunday)
    See starting race number distribution above for Horw

  • How do I get to the Start of Marathon/Halbmarathon/DuoMarathon?

    Start Marathon / Half marathon / DuoMarathon

    The easiest way is to take the free ship shuttle from Lucerne main station (bridge 5). The shuttle ships operate all day long between Lucerne and the Swiss Museum of Transport. Alternatively, you can take the train "S3" or "Voralpenexpress (VAE)" to the station "Luzern Verkehrshaus". Last but not least, the Swiss Museum of Transport can also be reached by foot from Lucerne main station within 30 minutes - taking a wonderful walk along Lake Lucerne.

    SBB Fahrplan

    Ticket with personal promo code: sbb.ch/swissrunners

  • How do I get to the 10K Start in Horw?

    The easiest way is to take the train "S4" or "S5" from Lucerne main station to Horw. Alternatively, you can also catch the bus no. 20 from Lucerne main station. The starting area is signposted from Horw railway station and can be reached within a few minutes.

    SBB Fahrplan

    Get you ticket with your Codes: sbb.ch/swissrunners

  • How do I get to the finish area in the Swiss Museeum of Transport?

    The easiest way is to take the free ship shuttle from Lucerne main station (bridge 5). The shuttle ships operate all day long between Lucerne and the Swiss Museum of Transport. Alternatively, you can take the train "S3" or "Voralpenexpress (VAE)" to the station "Luzern Verkehrshaus". Last but not least, the Swiss Museum of Transport can also be reached by foot from Lucerne main station within 30 minutes - taking a wonderful walk along Lake Lucerne.

Swiss Runners Ticket

All participants benefit from a free travel by public transport from their place of residence (within Switzerland), from the airport or from the Swiss border to the venue and back via the GA area routes via the usual route (2nd class).

Swiss Runners Ticket

Free ship shuttle Lucerne main station – Swiss Museeum of Transport

On race day a free ship shuttle circulates between Lucerne main station at landing stage 5 to the Swiss Museum of Transport (start & finish area).

This service is offered for participants and spectators in the period from 6.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Gratis Anreise mit dem Swiss Runners Ticket
Free travel from the Swiss boarder with the Swiss Runners Ticket

Official carrier – Swiss

Travel information

Best booking flexibility with Swiss product and service quality at an attractive discount – offered to you by Swiss International Air Lines as Official Carrier for the SwissCityMarathon in Lucerne. As the Swiss national airline, we offer all participants up to 10% discount on the standard fares. Your stay in Switzerland starts on board our aircraft.

The reduced conference fares are specially marked with a white triangle and, depending on the chosen fare, allow you to change or cancel your flight with complete ease. All reductions depend on the type of fare, route and availability. They are valid on the entire SWISS route network for flights to Switzerland (flight numbers LX1 – 2999 and LX 7400 - 7465), including flights that are operated by our partner airlines under an LX flight number (LX 8000 – 8999). Thanks to the new fare options, you now have even more choice on SWISS European flights, and only pay for what you really need.

The conference fares can be booked now for the travel period 14 days before to 14 days after your event.

In order to benefit from this offer, book your flight easily and without complications through swiss.com using the following link:

www.swiss.com/event
Please enter your email address and the event code: 9254-2794-0938-2461

SWISS looks forward to pampering you on board with typical Swiss hospitality.