View of the mount Pilatus cogwheel railway with Lake Lucerne in the background.

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.

Next round trips spring 2023

Dates Next round trips spring 2023
Duration min. 5 hours
Pier 2
Route Lucerne - Alpnachstad (Boat) - Pilatus Kulm (Rack Railway) - Fräkmüntegg (Aerial Cableway) - Kriens (Gondola Lift) - Lucerne (Bus)

Arrival also possible from other stations according to timetable.
Timetable Lucerne - Alpnachstad
Find out more here
Gastronomy Offer varies depending on the ship connection.
Note Pilatus Railways On weekends and public holidays, there may be waiting times at the Alpnachstad valley station between 10.00 and 15.00 on sunny days.

On such days a reservation system (time ticketing) is used in Alpnachstad in order to make the waiting time more pleasant for you. Please inform yourself in any case with the attending guest officers whether this is the case on your day of travel and get a seat card for your preferred departure time.
Prices Route Lucerne-Kriens-Fränkmüntegg-Pilatus Kulm-Alpnachstad-Lucerne
Ticket prices 2. class:
With half-fare card: CHF 55.20
Without half-fare card: CHF 109.60
Ticket prices 1. class:
With half-fare card: CHF 63.70
Without half-fare card: CHF 126.60

Owners of a GA do not need a boat ticket and can purchase the mountain railway tickets on site in Alpnachstad or on the boat.
Children's Co-travelcard is accepted.
Group reservation For group reservations, please get in touch with us. By phone +41 41 367 67 67 or contact form.
Reservation Online-booking is only possible with credit cards and up to 9 people.

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