Mt Pilatus Roundtrip Ticket from Alpnachstad or Kriens | La Vacanza Travel

Mt Pilatus Roundtrip Ticket from Alpnachstad or Kriens

Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Lucerne

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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Visiting Lucerne’s landmark mountain, Mt. Pilatus, is a must-do when you're in the Lake Lucerne region.
Start your trip at Alpnachstad or Kriens valley station and enjoy the 30 minutes ride with the world's steepest cogwheel railway (from Alpnachstad) or with the panorama-gondola and aerial Cableway "Dragon Ride" (from Kriens). At the top of Lucerne's landmark mountain, you can enjoy the great panoramic view over the Swiss mountains, Lake Lucerne and the city of Lucerne - either from the spacious panorama terrace outside or the cosy panorama gallery inside. After a few minutes, you can also reach one of the three peaks at Pilatus Kulm (Esel, Oberhaupt or Tomlishorn) and enjoy your walk in the Swiss mountains or on the Dragon Path. Pilatus is also called Dragon mountain because of the legends about a dragon living there - learn about these myths in the Dragon World at Pilatus Kulm.
This is not a guided tour and there is no meeting point.

Visit: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Start your trip at Kriens valley station and enjoy the 30 minutes ride with the panoramic gondola from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, where you can visit the biggest rope park of Central Switzerland (suitable for visitors from 4 years old).
At Fräkmüntegg you will change to the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and reach the summit Pilatus Kulm at 2132 meters above sea level in 5 minutes. At the top of the Lucerne's landmark mountain, you can enjoy the great panoramic view over the Swiss mountains and Lake Lucerne. You can also hike to one of the three peaks at Pilatus Kulm (Esel, Oberhaupt or Tomlishorn) or walk along the Dragon Path.
At Krienseregg, Fräkmüntegg, and Pilatus Kulm you can try some local specialties in one of the restaurants before heading back to Kriens by cable car.

  • Panorama gondola between Kriens and Fräkmüntegg
  • Aerail cableway "Dragon Ride" between Fräkmüntegg and Pilatus Kulm
  • Steepest cogwheel railway in the world between Pilatus Kulm and Alpnachstad

  • Tour Guide
  • Seat reservation for the cogwheel train
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals and snacks in restaurants
  • Additional activities (rope park, toboggan run)
  • Parking fee at the valley station Alpnachstad and Kriens (CHF 5 per day)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Check the timetable carefully
  • Don't miss the last transportation down to the valley
  • This is an unguided individual tour
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in case of storm
  • Prior reservation mandatory for wheelchairs
  • Strollers must be folded during transport
  • Operation of the cogwheel railway: 06.05.2024-17.11.2024
  • Cable Car closed due to maintenance: 21.10.2024-08.11.2024. During that time, Pilatus Kulm is accessible by cogwheel train from Alpnachstad.
  • Infants participate for free (age 0 - 5.99 years)
  • You can choose your start and end point (Kriens and/or Alpnachstad)
  • The transportation to the start and from the end point is not included
  • To avoid long waiting times for the cogwheel train between Alpnachstad and Pilatus Kulm (or vice versa), we highly recommend to make a reservation for the cogwheel railway
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Departure Time

Departure Kriens/Alpnachstad
5/6/2024 - 10/20/2024

Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
10/21/2024 - 11/17/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 to 6 hours

User's Reviews


16 May, 2024

Oh my goodness, this was a highlight of our two week trip to Germany Austria and Switzerland. It’s easy to get to the top (cable car & ski lift) and once there, the views are absolutely amazing! It was busy but not crowded since there’s a few places to enjoy the view. There’s a nice restaurant and gift shop too.


10 May, 2024

We were there in May and we spent one day doing this with lunch at the hotel, outside, at the top. There is a round trip ticket on the gondola which has two stops going and coming. Your ticket is needed at each entrance and exit. The cog train wasn’t running due to snow. At the suggestion of the ticket person we stopped first at the roddlebahn - sleds going down a metal slide, like a toboggan. About $10 each, great fun. Then we got back on the cable car to the top. Outside the typical tourist shop and eating at the top is a hotel with inside and outside seating. We had drinks and shared fries. Beautiful view. Saw a paraglider take off from the top.


31 Mar, 2024

Amazing! All the way up in the cable cars was so breathtaking with the beautiful view of Luzern city, the lake and the mountains with beautiful landscapes, the walking to the peak though it was so windy and cold but it was worth it!! Walking in the cave is also a must!

Jim R

06 Mar, 2024

Holy cow this was fun! The cog railway was closed for the season and for refurbishing so we took the cable cars to the top. The first section is in a small car which seats up to four. Part of the way up, we stopped at a station to switch to a much larger car to travel to the summit. The cables up we at about a 45 degree angle, but the ride was smooth and not worrisome for my hates-heights self. There is a hotel at the top! Brave folks can ascend even further with stairs. This one of the best 2 or 3 excursions I have been on.


30 Dec, 2023

The view was amazing , service was very good. Parking was cheap. Restaurants were amazing and clean.

User's Picture Gallery


The views!


Don’t miss the toboggan ride about halfway up using the cable car.Great fun.


Great day


Cable cars up 7000 feet






A must do when in Lucern


Must do if you stay in Lucerne!


Beautiful views, great trip to the top of Mt Pilatus


From the top of Europe




Steeler Nation in Switzerland!


A must do activity.


A must visit if the weather allows!


Sunny day and views to match!


Breathtaking views, can see so many mountains in the distance! It’s worth it!


One of a kind cogwheel ride! A must visit!


Beautiful day, relaxing and exhilarating


A good half day outing


Beautiful views


Cloudy but worth the visit


Stunning scenery


Would recommend to everyone!


Peaceful and beautiful


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