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Pilatus

Pilatus

Own pace
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-guidedSelf-guided
  • Tour Code
    SW-19-MPI
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Own pace
 
  • Tour Type
    Self-guidedSelf-guided
  • Tour Code
    SW-19-MPI
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 

Summary

Retreat to the summit of the majestic Mount Pilatus, a mountain massif standing 2,132 metres above sea level, overlooking Lucerne and the rest of Central Switzerland. Aside from breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, the whole family may also enjoy fun and challenging experiences at the top, such as relaxing strolls, skiing, sledging, and snowshoeing. Child-friendly play areas and world-class restaurants are also waiting above.

Depending on the season, there are different options to reach the peak, including cruising across Lake Lucerne, travelling on board a cogwheel train, and gliding along a steel cable aboard an aerial gondola. Don’t miss the train experience along the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, winding its way up the Pilatus through spectacular mountain landscapes.

The following are the roundtrip options:

  • Blue Round Trip (by local bus): All year round
    • Connection from Lucerne to Kriens and back by local bus. Journey to Pilatus-Kulm by cable car and gondola.
  • Golden Round Trip: Mid May – October
    • A relaxing cruise over the stunning Lake Lucerne takes you to Alpnachstad, from where the world’s steepest cogwheel railway ascends to Pilatus Kulm (2,132m). Descend on the other side by cable car and gondola to Kriens and return to Lucerne by local bus.
  • Silver Round Trip: Mid May – Mid November
    • Rail transfer from Lucerne to Alpnachstad and from there cogwheel railways to the peak. Cable car down the other side to Kriens and return to Lucerne by local bus.

You may also enjoy the following offers:

  • Ascent and descent from Alpnachstad
  • A ride in the driver‘s cab
  • Personal assistance and instruction by the railcar driver
  • Award with a personal certificate
  • Anniversary book Pilatus Railway Experience
  • Pilatus cap

Availability: Daily, all year round

Schedule: Every 30 to 60 minutes

Departs from Lucerne or Zürich

Inclusions

  • Rail tickets

Important Notes

  • Route
    • Blue Round Trip: All year round
      • Lucerne (by bus) – Kriens – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) - Lucerne
    • Golden Round Trip: Mid May to Mid October - 4.5 hours
      • Lucerne (by boat) – Alpnachstad – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) – Lucerne
    • Silver Round Trip: Mid May to Mid November - 3.5 hours
      • Lucerne (by train) – Alpnachstad – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) -Lucerne
  • Journey duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes each way (from Lucerne)
  • Travel class: 2nd class (1st class available on rail transfers from Zürich only)

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