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

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.

  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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
  • This was a great experience. On the recommendation of a local we went up the mountain via gondola and down via the cogwheel train (both amazing experiences!) we highly recommend this tour!

  • We took the gondola up to the summit in late May 2013. The summit had a respectable amount of snow and was quite cold with the winds. We descend on the cog railway. Great experience.

  • 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! ❤️

  • My wife and I climbed the mountain on the cog railway and then a cable car to the top. Beautiful views with the assistance of the wind, sun, cold, and ravens. Also a beautiful ice cave. What a trip!!!

  • Incredible views of the surrounding area from on top with numerous ways to get there. You can take a cog railway, hike, or take a cable car. There are even hotels and restaurants on top! Definitely worth seeing if you are in the area!

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