Self-guided tour to Mount Pilatus from Lucerne by train
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Self-guided tour to Mount Pilatus from Lucerne by train

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Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Ride to Pilatus Kulm with the world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad
  • Enjoy a train ride between Alpnachstad to Lucerne
  • See the mountains and valleys from the panoramic cable car between Kriens and Pilatus
What to expect

You can start your round trip by taking the bus from Lucerne to Kriens station (Zentrum Pilatus). If you wish to take the trip in the opposite direction, you can start by taking the train from Lucerne train station to Alpnachstad.

From Kriens, take the panoramic cable car to reach Mount Pilatus. Enjoy the 30 minutes ride with the panoramic cable car from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, where you can visit the biggest rope park of Central Switzerland (suitable for visitors from 4 years old). In winter sledding routes and snowshoe trails go from the station Fräkmüntegg down to Krienseregg, the rental station is at the Krienseregg station.

At Fräkmüntegg you will change into the new cable way Dragon Ride and reach in 4 minutes the Pilatus Kulm at 2132 meters above sea level. At the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the great panoramic views of the Swiss mountains and Lake Lucerne. In a few minutes, you can also hike up to one of the three peaks at Pilatus Kulm (Esel, Oberhaupt or Tomlishorn). Pilatus is also called the Dragon mountain because of the legends about a dragon living there.

On your way back, you get to experience the 40 minutes ride down with the world's steepest cogwheel railway to Alpnachstad. From Alpnachstad you will take the train to Lucerne.

For exact timetables please click HERE

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What's included
  • Bus connection between Lucerne and Kriens
  • Panorama cable car from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg
  • Cableway Dragon Ride from Fräkmüntegg to Pilatus Kulm
  • Cogwheel railway from Pilatus Kulm to Alpnachstad
  • Train from Alpnachstad to Lucerne
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Rope park entry and sled rental
Reduced price
  • Children (age 6-15)
  • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
Where

Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

Meeting point:

Please note this is a self-guided tour, there is no guide waiting for you at bus stops.

Show the voucher on the bus no. 1 from Lucerne to the "Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus" and at the cash desk at the valley station. You will get the ticket at the cash desk at the station in Kriens (Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens). If you wish to take the trip to the other direction, get on the train from track no. 14, direction Giswil, and please show the voucher on the train from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Then redeem the voucher at the cash desk of the cogwheel railway (Pilatus Railway) when you arrive in Alpnachstad.

What to remember
  • Maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Please note that this is a self-guided tour
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Choose the 1st class ticket for a better train experience: First class ticket holders are seated in more comfortable seats with more space. 2nd class ticket holders are seated in smaller seats
  • You can choose to take the Round Trip to both directions
  • Please note the maintenance time of the cable car. In this time the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad is operating. The cogwheel railway is closed from mid-May till mid-November
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Provider
PILATUS-BAHNEN AG
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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