• Matthew James Global Relocations - UK

If you’re looking for an experienced service for removals to Lucerne, choose Matthew James.

Take the stress out of your move to Switzerland and let Matthew James handle every detail.



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At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Lucerne you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Lucerne.


  • Range of tailored services
  • Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
  • Weekly moving services
  • Dedicated team of professionals
  • Door-to-door care
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • Years of local knowledge
  • 3 generations of experience
  • Customised vehicle fleet
  • Bespoke crating
  • BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
  • Superior quality packing materials
  • All loads inventoried by our own staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail

When conjuring images of Switzerland you think of rolling hills, beautiful scenery, and a high quality of life. Well Lucerne has it all. It is the quintessential Swiss city. Legend says that an Angel showed the first settlers where to build the chapel. And if the Heavens like it then that’s a strong indicator that you will to.
The job market in Lucerne is rich with choice as many international companies have offices in the city, as it offers the lowest rate or corporate tax in the country. Many expats will be moving within a company they are already employed, but into higher paid roles. And the income rates are high because Switzerland has remained incredibly stable throughout the economic issues in Europe (mostly because they are not part of the EU). This means that finding a job is easy so long as you have a proven track record and a high level of education.

Weekly UK to Lucerne removals

At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Lucerne, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Lucerne.


We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.

Our storage facilities in Europe

All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Lucerne and beyond.


Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.

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Transport is extremely efficient throughout Switzerland, and Lucerne is no exception. A good investment is a Halbtax Travelcard as this will entitle you to half-price travel on all national rail routes and many local services. The VBL trolleybus system and bus network run regularly, and many routes operate to neighbouring villages. There isn’t an underground or tram line operating in the city, but there really isn’t need for one when the bus system is so efficient. The city is well connected via overground train lines. For example, a direct train to Zurich from Lucerne Station (one of the largest in the country) will take you just over an hour! And booking in advance means you will only have to part with £12 per trip. Driving is certainly an option when it comes to getting around the city and surrounding areas, as it doesn’t really suffer from a congestion problem.
Most people in Lucerne prefer to rent than buy properties. And whilst this might not be as expensive as, say, properties in Geneva or Zurich, you should be made aware that the Swiss love tax. There are taxes for anything from dogs to radio and television licences (even if you don’t own either in your house). Typical family areas include Oberseeburg and Neustadt due to its playgrounds and quieter atmosphere. Hochwacht offers the city life, with the old town and lake on your doorstep. Two of the best known international schools are the international school of Zug & Lucerne and the Four Forest Bilingual School.
No resident in Lucerne has a complete experience of the city unless they take a trip to Mount Pilatus, which can be accessed by the worlds steepest cogwheel railway. It is a stunning 2,128 metre mountain to the south of the city, and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the country. The old town is a tourist and local favourite, and a day exploring the lake that the city gets its name from is a must!Oh, and the famous Chapel Bridge is stupendous.


Wesemlin, Dreilinden – Littau – Oberseeburg, Würzenbach – Bellerive, Schlössli – Hochwacht, Zürichstrasse – Altstadt, Wey – Hirschmatt, Kleinstadt – Unterlachen, Tribschen – Ober-,Untergütsch – Bruch, Gibraltar – Sternmatt, Hochrüti – Basel, Bernstrasse – Langensand, Matthof – Ibach

The below regions are also within our relocation and removal service areas;

Zurich – Geneva – Bern – Winterthur – Basel – Liège – Louvain-la-Neuve – Tervuren – Ticino – St. Gallen – Lausanne

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