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Tours Description

The excursion to Mt. Pilatus is simply an exceptional experience – all year round. Depending on the season, however, there are various options to travel to the peak from Lucerne. The cable car and gondola from and to Kriens operate all year round, whereas the boat cruise to Alpnachstad only operates during the summer months only (May-October). The cogwheel train to the peak runs until mid-November.
There are the following 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.
The summit holds plenty of activities for all – child-friendly play areas, relaxing walks, challenging activities and restaurants. During the winter months, skiing, winter walking and sledging are available from the peak.
Footplate Ride: Sit right up front when the world‘s steepest cogwheel railway winds its way up the Pilatus through the impressive mountain scenery. In the cab, the railcar driver will tell you lots of interesting facts about the history of the cogwheel railway and the Pilatus area. A special experience – not only for railway enthusiasts! The offer includes:
• 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

Tour Info
Validity All year – 2018 Season
Departures Daily. Every 30 to 60 minutes.
Excursion from Lucerne or Zürich
Route Blue Round Trip: All year round
Lucerne (by bus) – Kriens – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) - Lucerne
Golden Round Trip: Mid May – Mid October - 4.5h Lucerne (by boat) – Alpnachstad – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) – Lucerne
Silver Round Trip: Mid May – Mid November - 3.5h
Lucerne (by train) – Alpnachstad – Pilatus Kulm – Kriens (by bus) -Lucerne
Journey Time Approximately 2h30 each way (from Lucerne)
Ticket Ticket issued – 10 Day validity
Type Independent Excursion
Travel Class 2nd class (1st class available on rail transfers from Zürich only)
Prices
PILATUS Gross prices in CHF per person - 2018
Return Tickets
Roundtrip from/to
Standard Fares

1st Class 2st Class
Swiss Card Holders 1)*
incl. in STC-Packages 1)

1st Class 2st Class
Swiss Travel Pass Holders 2)

1st Class 2st Class
ALPNACH / KRIENS
Adult
72.00
36.00
36.00
Children under 16 years accompanied by parents
15.00**
free*
free*
LUCERNE-Blue Round Trip (return bus Kriens)
Adult
79.20
39.60
36.00
Children under 16 years accompanied by parents
15.00**
free*
free*
LUCERNE - Silver Round Trip (rail/bus)
Adult
81.00
40.50
36.00
Children under 16 years accompanied by parents
15.00**
free*
free*
LUCERNE - Golden Round Trip (boat/bus)
Adult
103.00
51.50
36.00
Children under 16 years accompanied by parents
15.00**
free*
free*
ZÜRICH - Silver Round Trip (rail/bus)
Adult
172.60 130.60
86.30 65.30
36.00 36.00
Children under 16 years accompanied by parents
15.00** 15.00**
free* free*
free* free*
  • Holders of a Swiss Card / Half Fare Card / Half Fare Combi (or special tailor-made tickets included in STC Packages)
  • Holders of Swiss Travel System Rail Pass (Swiss Travel Pass – Swiss Travel Pass Flex) on a validated day of travel
  • With STS Family Card
  • Junior Travel Card – Special promotion, 50% discount valid between 1st February 2017 – 31 January 2018, non-commissionable
  • All prices and conditions are subject to modification
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