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Parking in Lucerne guide – areas and paid zones

A comprehensive guide to parking in Lucerne – on the streets and in parking spots

 

Parking guide contains: ranking, EV charging points, parking areas and paid parking zones.

 

 

Ranking:

 

The cheapest parking spots in Lucerne

 

Table of contents:

Paid parking zones

 

Parking areas in Lucerne


 

Blue Zones

Parking in the “blue Zones” or blue parking areas in Lucerne. Free for a limited time.

 

The general rules are if you park Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 11:30 and between 13:30 and 18:00 you can park in the blue zones for one hour.

between 11:30 and 13:30, you can stay till 14:30

between 18:00 and 8:00, you can park until 9:00

 

You can’t stay longer (than the sign indicates) only moving the disc forward is not permitted! You have to leave the parking area and then park again (in new space) – otherwise you may be in for a fine!

You can’t book and be assured of free spot.

❌ Parking lots are not guarded also there is pedestrian traffic around.

❌ You need to have a parking disc.

 

You may be fined for:

  • Your parking disc not being completely visible (it should be displayed in the front windscreen by the driver’s seat)
  • You haven’t choose correctly the time on the disc clearly
  • You’ve exceed the allowed parking time
  • You’ve changed the arrival time but not moved your car

 

White zones

Are also limited. The maximum time is indicated by road sings and you need to pay at the closest parking meter.

Some white lines are marked as “Besucher”  for shops or apartments and you are entitled to park in these places if you are visiting those places.

 

❌ Located on the street, so your vehicle always gets dirty.

❌ Specific, limited stop time.

❌ How far away will you find a vacancy? You really never know.


 

Can I reserve a spot?

Yes. Application Share.P moves parking places on the street from Blue or White zones to the city’s underground.

Now you can book your parking area, also on private property! You don’t have to cruising for parking spaces more! – safe time and money, conveniently with Share.P!

 

Be sure to have a parking space waiting for you at the scheduled time.

✅ Park in the basement, no pedestrians there!

✅ Pay online, without looking and touching a parking meter.

Extend your parking time straight from your smartphone.


 

Yellow Zones

These are private or reserved for companies and may only be used by them or their clients and guests.

Yellow markings with crosses mean no parking and yellow lines by the side of the road mean no waiting at the roadside. Parking on main roads outside of towns is prohibited.


 

Paid parking is the norm in Switzerland

especially around popular places like rail stations, hotels and town centers. Even as a hotel guest, you often need to pay for parking separately. Count on CHF 10 to 50 per day. Parking in the larger cities is quite expensive: up to CHF 4 per hour. Rates are very dependent on location, number of hours, indoor or outdoor parking. If you are used to free parking near a shopping center, in Zurich you can pay 6 francs and more for just 2 hours of parking.

Paying is done in several ways:

  • Hotel guests can pay for their parking costs during the check-out procedure.
  • In public parking garages you’ll find machines. Before you leave, you’ll have to enter the parking ticket you received when driving in, and you’ll pay in cash or with debit/credit card.
  • On many parking lots you’ll find parking metres. The older versions require Swiss coins. Many are digital though, allowing you to enter the number of your parking lot and to pay in cash or by debit/credit card.
  • A growing number of parking lots can be paid with mobile apps, linked to your credit card or bank account. You’ll have to enter your parking lot and parking duration. Examples of apps used in Switzerland are Park Now, ParkingPay, EasyPark, Sepp and Twint.

 

Parking payment methods

  •  only coins
  •  coins and cards
  •  coins, cards, and notes
  •  applications

Whole day ticket

Parking the car in business time. If you are in the city for just a few days, you can use the guest parking cart. The cost of such a card is 15 francs per day, and you can stay in the blue zone the whole day. You can buy a ticket online and put it under the windshield at the driver’s seat. However, this does not guarantee a free parking space on the street! you can still circle the city, wasting time and producing unnecessary CO2.

ShareP comes with solution! Now you can book your parking spot like apartment in AirBnB!
We offer reliable reservations, quickly online payments and wireless independent garage door opening.

Just check our app
https://sharep.io/app-download

 


 

Altstadt

456 parking lots, 3 wheelchair parking spaces, 6 family parking spaces XXL, open all day long

Baselstrasse 4, 6003 Lucerne

 

Fees:

  • CHF 2.50 minimum charge for 15 minutes;
  • CHF 4.00 for 1 hour;
  • CHF 6.00 for 2 hours;
  • CHF 8.00 for 3 hours;
  • CHF 1.50 for each additional 1 hour;
  • CHF 39.50 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 1,90 m

 

General information:

general ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Am Gütsch

215 parking lots, 3 wheelchair parking spaces,11 women parking spaces, open throughout

Baselstrasse 61A, 6003 Luzern

 

Chargers:

  • CHF 3.50 minimum charge for 1 hour;
  • CHF 1.50 for each additional 1 hour;
  • CHF 38.00 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,10 m

 

General information:

general ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Bahnhofparking 1 P1+2

377 parking lots including XL, electric vehicle and wheelchair, parking spaces, open all the time

Bahnhofplatz 1, 6002 Luzern

 

Rates:

  • CHF 2.50 minimum charge for 15 minutes;
  • CHF 2.50 for each additional 1 hour till 6 hours;
  • CHF 2.00 for additional hour over 6 hours;
  • CHF 52.50 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,10 m

 

General information:

total ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

 

Bahnhofparking 2 P1 Sektor C

76 parking spaces, 1 wheelchair, open all the time

Bahnhofplatz 1, 6002 Luzern

 

Rates:

  • CHF 2.50 minimum charge for 15 minutes;
  • CHF 6.00 for first hour;
  • CHF 3.00 for each additional 1 hour till 6 hours;
  • CHF 2.00 for additional hour over 6 hours;
  • CHF 57.00 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,25 m

 

General information:

total ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Bahnhofparking 3 P3

447 parking spaces, 2 wheelchair, open all the time

Robert-Zünd-Strasse, 6002 Lucerne

 

Rates:

  • CHF 2.50 minimum charge for 15 minutes;
  • CHF 0.10 for each additional 3 minutes;
  • CHF 4.00 for first hour;
  • CHF 2.00 for each additional 1 hour;
  • CHF 50.00 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,10 m

 

General information:

total ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Casino Palace

250 parking spots, 2 wheelchair parking spaces, operating 365 days, 24h

Haldenstrasse 6, 6006 Lucerne

 

Chargers:

  • CHF 4.00 minimal fee for 60 minutes;
  • CHF 6.00 for 2 hours;
  • CHF 8.00 for 3 hours;
  • CHF 10.50 for 4 hours
  • CHF 1.50 for each additional hour over till 12 hrs;
  • CHF 0.50 for additional hour over 12 hrs till 24 hrs;
  • CHF 28.50 for daily ticket;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2.00 m
EV charging stations

 

General information:

EV points (chargeable per kWh 0.29)

a general prohibition of smoking in the entire parking area
in addition, delivery vans, motorcycles and trailers are not permitted


 

City parking

455 parking lots, Wheelchair, Women’s parking, open throughout

Zürichstrasse 35, 6000 Lucerne 6

 

Chargers:

  • CHF 3.00 minimum charge for 1 hour;
  • CHF 2.00 for each additional 1 hour till 7 hrs;
  • CHF 1.00 for each additional 1 hour till 12 hrs;
  • CHF 20.00 for staying 12 – 18 hours;
  • CHF 1.00 for each additional 1 hour till 21 hrs;
  • CHF 2.00 for each additional 1 hour over 21 hrs;
  • CHF 29.00 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,00 m

 

General information:

general ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Kesselturm

350 parking lots, 6 women’s parking open continuously

Burgerstrasse 20, 6003 Lucerne

 

Fees:

  • CHF 3.00 minimum charge for 1 hour;
  • CHF 2.00 for each additional 1 hour till 3 hrs;
  • CHF 8.50 for 4 hours;
  • CHF 1.50 for each additional 1 hour;
  • CHF 38.50 for 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 1,95 m

 

General information:

general ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

 

 

Schweizerhof

253 parking lots, 6 wheelchair parking spaces, open all day long

Schweizerhofquai 3, 6002 Lucerne

 

Fees:

  • CHF 1.00 minimum charge for 15 minutes;
  • CHF 2.50 for 1 hour;
  • CHF 5.50 for 2 hours;
  • CHF 8.50 for 3 hours;
  • CHF 4.00 for each additional 1 hour till 17 hrs;
  • CHF 4.00 for each additional 1 hour till 17 hrs;
  • CHF 65.00 for staying 17 – 24 hours;

 

Maximum vehicle height: 2,10 m
Charging Electric Vehicles Station

 

General information:

4 charging points

general ban on smoking in the entire parking area
small delivery vehicles, motorcycles and trailers are also not permitted


 

Update

21.09.2021

Sources

https://www.parking-luzern.ch/images/content/parkvarianten/kurzzeit/Tarifuebersicht_Kurzzeitparking.pdf

https://www.parking-luzern.ch/de/Luzerner-Parkhaeuser