Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

Combine Lucerne’s landmark mountain railway with a train ride to the Lake Lucerne region. Depart from the main station in Lucerne to begin your self-guided Silver round trip package. After your 20-minute train ride enjoy a spectacular ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Mount Pilatus where panoramic views at 7,000 feet (2,132-meters) over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps await you. Delight in an exhilarating 5-minute ride on the new aerial cableway “Dragon Ride” down to Fräkmüntegg. Afterward take the panoramic gondola descent to the Valley Station Kriens. A 5-minute walk and a 10-minute bus ride returns you to Lucerne. Ascents begin at 8:30am (from Kriens valley station).

This is a no guided tour and it's why that there is no meeting point.

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

Take the panoramic cable car from Kriens, closed to Lucerne (bus no. 1 from Lucerne station, bus stop Zentrum Pilatus in Kriens, then a 10 minutes walk to the cable car station) and in 30 minutes you will reach the station Fräkmüntegg where you will find lots of attractions for the families like the biggist rope park in Central Switzerland, Dragon Glider, Top Tree Path and Restaurants. You will also change into the big cable car Dragon Ride there and in 3 minutes you will reach the top of Pilatus, the Dragon Mountain, where you can enjoy the panoramic views over the Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps, taste some local meal in one of the Restaurants or do a unforgettable hiking tour. Going back you can take the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the village of Alpnachstad, located directly at the lake (you need 30 minutes for the ascent and 40 minutes for the descent) and enjoy this ride with the unique cogwheel railway. Please note the operation time. Back to Lucerne by train.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Important: From October 24th to November 4th 2022 cable cars are not running due to inspection"
"Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms"
"It is not possible to book a specific time slot"
"A maximum of 9 people per booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Duration: 3 To 6 Hours
Start location: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Train (2nd class)
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • Panoramic gondola ride
  • Aerial cableway ride
  • Bus ride from Kriens-Lucerne main station (or vice versa)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

Not Included

  • Parking fee (5 CHF per day)
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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