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From Saturday, 28 March 2020 the timetable will be completely discontinued! Further information.

Pilatus Golden Round-Trip

A day full of memorable moments

Experience five different modes of transport and one amazing mountain, all in one day! First take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then conquer the majestic Pilatus with the steepest rack and pinion railway in the world. After the breathtaking ascent you will be rewarded by equally spectacular views from the top. Enjoy the excellent leisure facilities at the summit and have some refreshments on the panoramic terrace or in one of the cozy restaurants. You may then descend back down to lower elevations by taking the "Dragon Ride" aerial cableway to Fräkmüntegg and finally the gondola to Kriens. From Kriens you can return to Lucerne on the modern trolleybus, thus completing the convenient circular journey.


We are happy to accept reservations for groups. Please get in touch with us.

By phone: +41 41 367 67 67

or contact form.


Additional information

Here you may find additional documents about this offer, available for download.


1st class tickets  
With Half-Fare Card CHF 59.20
Without  CHF 117.60


2nd classs ticket  
With Half-Fare Card CHF 52.20
Without CHF 103.60



Owners of a Swiss SBB GA/AG Card do not need a boat ticket and can purchase the mountain railway tickets on site in Alpnachstad.

The Junior Card for children 6-16 is valid.


You may find additional information about Mount Pilatus as a destination under the following link:


Daily from Mid-May - approx. Mid November


5 hours


The ticket for the entire tour can be purchased at the ship station in Lucerne (Pier 1) or after boarding on the ship at the cashier desk (no reservation required).



You can find the current timetable here.


You can find two examples from the timetable here:

Departure Lucerne Pier 2 09.38     13.38
Arrival Alpnachstad 10.46     14.54
Arrival Pilatus Kulm 11.25     15.35
Individual return
by gondola
Every 15 Min. Every 15 Min.