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der berühmte Pilatus

Highlights & Services

  • Round trip from Kriens/Alpnachstad to Pilatus (2128m).
  • Accessible either from Kriens by cable car and Panorama Gondola or from Alpnachstad by the steepest cog railroad in the world (combination also possible)
  • Breathtaking view with panorama terrace and gallery
  • Restaurants and stores available
  • More information on this panoramic map
  • Available as print@home ticket / eTicket and immediate booking confirmation

What else can you do on Mount Pilatus?

In winter

  • Sledding and tobogganing - rapid descent for young and old alike
  • Snowshoeing in the middle of nature
  • Fondue in the gondola or on the summit
Pilatus sunset snow

In summer

  • Culinary experiences with a view
  • Thrill in the rope park
  • Gentle flight over the treetops with the Dragon Glider
  • Hiking on varied routes
  • Adventure playground at Krienseregg
Pilatus Dragonride

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a trip up Mount Pilatus cost?

Adults (from 16 years) Adults (from 16 years)
01.01.-30.04.2023 01.05.-31.12.2023
Swiss Travel Pass/Flex / Swiss Half Fare Card / Half-Fare Card / General Abonnement (GA) CHF 33.30 CHF 39.00
Full price CHF 60.00 CHF 78.00

Included in the ticket: ascent and descent Kriens/Alpnachstad - Pilatus Kulm - Kriens/Alpnachstad.

Children from 6 - 15.99 years receive a 50% discount on the full adult price. Free ride for Tell Pass / children aged 0 - 5 years / children (6 - 15.99 years) with SBB junior card / children's co-travelcard/Swiss Family Card accompanied by their parents or family member. The prices indicated are valid for the year 2023.

What is the advantage of booking the ticket here?

  • As a subsidiary of Switzerland Tourism and SBB, we are the official and also the largest tour operator for vacations in Switzerland
  • Secure booking process
  • Immediate confirmation with your e-tickets
  • Flex Cancellation Option - possibility to cancel the order up to one day (cancellation conditions)

Can the tickets be cancelled?

Tickets will only be fully refunded if they are cancelled at least 1 day before travel and you have taken the Flex Cancellation Option. If you have not taken out the payment protection, a cancellation fee of CHF 60.00 will be charged and an additional fee of 30% will be charged for cancellations between 1 and 3 days before travel. 

If you wish to cancel the tickets, please send an email to [email protected] or click here, together with your booking request (which you will find on the booking confirmation) and the names of the cancelling passengers.

When does the mountain railway go up to Mount Pilatus?

The exact departure times can be found in the corresponding valid timetable.

How much time do I need for a visit to Pilatus?

It depends on which route you choose, whether you arrive by car and park it in Kriens/Alpnachstad or take public transport from Lucerne.

In winter, only the gondola runs from Kriens.

If you have the opportunity in summer, we recommend that you first take the gondola from Kriens to Mount Pilatus (with a change of trains in Frakmüntegg), which takes about 35 minutes. On site, you should allow about 2 hours for sightseeing (depending on the weather and if you want to eat in the restaurant). Afterwards, take the steepest funicular in the world back down to Alpnachstad, which takes about 35 minutes. This route can also be done in the opposite direction.

Is there a specific date required to order a ticket?

When ordering, you must enter a specific date on our site, on which you would like to make the excursion. Thus, you are bound to this date and cannot change it flexibly.

You have already bought your ticket and still have questions? Find more useful questions and answers.