Mount Pilatus

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  • Address: 6010 Alpnach, Switzerland, Lucerne
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 167 USD
  • Time Required: 10:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, Tour, Cable Car

Mount Pilatus - Review

Every time you turn a corner in Central Switzerland, an Alpine peak greets you! Three such peaks are thronged by tourists- Jungfrau, Titlis and Pilatus. From Lucerne, Mount Pilatus is the most accessible and close one. One cable ride away, the views beckon you…the peak of Mount Pilatus, Esel, is a 10 minute walk away from where Lucerne looks like a model village and the Alps, never ending and grand.

Offering a 360 degree view, take time from just clicking pictures and admire nature’s gift with your own two eyes. The ideal way to plan your trip to Mt. Pilatus would be via a tour operator. During the winters, the cable car ride is suspended due to extreme weather conditions. Don’t fret for instead of a cable car, you get to ride one of the steepest cogwheel trains up and down the mountain.

Mount Pilatus is a beautiful peak, a short distance away from Lucerne, and part of probably the most scenic mountain ranges – the Alps. Visits can be made through a cable car from Lucerne and tickets for Mount Pilatus cable rides can be easily purchased online. You can even check Mount Pilatus ticket prices for cable cars on our ticketing portal. So better pre-book tickets in advance rather than waiting in long queues. It is always better to buy tickets for Mount Pilatus online as a time saving option. You can also get Mount Pilatus tickets for cogwheel trains that take you up the peak offering panoramic views all around.

Mount Pilatus Information

  • Other Hours: Different tours depart at different times, but be sure that it’s going to take up an entire day.
  • Other Ticket Prices: There are several other tour operates that offer tours to Mount Pilatus, so depending on which tour operator they sign up with.
  • Tips & Warnings: Regardless of the weather in the city, it’s always cold in the mountains, so wear enough warm clothes.

Mount Pilatus Ticket Prices

  • There are prices for railways and cableways to reach Mount Pilatus. Please refer to the official website to know them.

How To reach Mount Pilatus by Public Transport

  • Tours to Mount Pilatus arrange for pickups and drop offs, so ask your tour operator for the details.

Restaurants Near Mount Pilatus

  • Cancun
  • Roggerli
  • Restaurant Schwendelberg

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TripHobo Highlights for Mount Pilatus

  • Mount Pilatus Address: 6010 Alpnach, Switzerland, Lucerne
  • Mount Pilatus Timing: 24-hrs
  • Mount Pilatus Price: 167 USD
  • Best time to visit Mount Pilatus(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Pilatus: 10:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Pilatus

  • 95% of people who visit Lucerne include Mount Pilatus in their plan

  • 79.88% of people start their Mount Pilatus visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 10 Hrs to see Mount Pilatus

Monday, Friday and Sunday

94.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Pilatus

People normally club together Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge while planning their visit to Mount Pilatus.

People also prefer to start their day with Mount Pilatus.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mount Pilatus, Lucerne Reviews

  • Truly the experience of a lifetime.. The views of the Swiss Alps are exceptional. We even saw some Swiss Cows 🐮 on the way up! Once the tram brought us up to the top, we took a few of the trails up to higher points of Mount Pilatus. The weather held up for the most part. Hike as far up as you can! You won’t be disappointed! Lots of people but that really didn’t take away from the sheer-enjoyment of this magnificent mountain. Gift shop was well stocked...they even sold Swiss Cow Bells !! Stuff pretty pricey.. it’s Switzerland 🇨🇭 though... Took the gondola down... Highly Recommend! ❤️

  • We took the cable car up (very peaceful) and the cogwheel trolley back down. Easily, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Go early in the morning though, as there was an incredibly long line when we got back to the bottom.

  • One of the most beautiful places I visited in my 5 days in the alps. Very easily accessible from downtown Lucerne via the public transport system and cable car prices are fairly affordable. There is a great network of fairly beginner hiking trails that lead to the mid-mountain cable car stop so if you're adventurous and/or trying to save money this is a great option!

  • Definitely the place one MUST visit if you find yourself in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland! Right from riding in the steepest cogwheel in the world to the surreal views on the top to the cable-car rides back down, everything is magical about this place! I'd let my One Plus 3T phone pictures do the talking here 😊

  • Well worth the price and time spent to reach the top. Outstanding views from many vantage points. The ride up in the cogwheel rail is extremely scenic too. Even when cloudy the views and atmosphere are great. Food is good, try the various sausages on offer.

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