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Mount Pilatus

  • Discover the distinguished beauty of Mt. Pilatus on a remarkable rail journey.


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Travel to Mt. Pilatus on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world.

Appreciate the majesty of Switzerland’s diverse landscape on this stunning excursion. Pilatus offers a unique experience with the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, spectacular Dragon Ride
cableway, and modern panorama gondolas. Many travellers feel that the highlight of the tour is the magnificent view from 2,132 metres above sea level. The cogwheel begins at the base of Mount Pilatus in Alpnachstad and runs over uniquely constructed tracks to the summit of the mountain. Depending on snow conditions, this thrilling rail ride operates May to November, beginning at the mountain’s base in Alpnachstad and travelling over uniquely constructed tracks to the mountain’s summit, where a scenic display of over 70 peaks and five lakes await. Treat your taste buds to a culinary delight at one of the fabulous restaurants, or have some fun outdoors by climbing at the biggest suspension rope park in Central Switzerland. Or try some hiking or toboggan sledging. This excursion will leave you with fond, memories of Switzerland’s majestic beauty.

Swiss Alps view from Mount Pilatus

Includes round-trip travel from Alpnachstad or Kriens in Central Switzerland to the Pilatus Summit.


  • Discounted fares are only valid with a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card and Eurail Passes that include Switzerland, please refer to the type of pass you have when selecting your tickets.
  • All child rates are valid for children ages 6 -15.
  • Children under 6 are free.
  • Children traveling with a Swiss Family Card are free when they travel with a parent or guardian that is traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. Where noted below, please indicate the number of children that are NOT covered by the Swiss Family Card. Note: these children will be required to purchase a ticket.
  • Tickets and the Swiss Transfer ticket are not valid for rail pass discounts.
  • Exchange voucher for actual ticket within 6 month of date of issue with cashier at the Mount Pilatus Station in Alpnachstad or Kriens.
  • Tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
  • Prices are subject to change.
  • Cogwheel railway operates from early/mid- May to Nov, 2017.
  • Gondola and aerial cableway service is closed for maintenance from Oct 23 - Nov 10, 2017.

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Travelling to switzerland and paris for 10 days on a family holiday I would like to know if you offer any packages(including hotels) along with rail travel in Switzerland as well in France or if you can suggest some itinaries for travelling in switzerland 2 days in Interlaken Swiss peak tour 4days France 3 days. (...)

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I have rail europe tops of switzerland pass... how to get the pass initiated at zurich railway stati i have rail Europe tops of Switzerland pass... how to get the pass initiated at Zurich railway station. also which train to use to go from lucerne to interlaken.

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