Mount Pilatus, Lucerne

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Mount Pilatus, Lucerne - Address, Ticket Price

Address: 6010 Alpnach, Switzerland

Ticket Price: 167 USD

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Time Required: 10:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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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Mount Pilatus, Lucerne Reviews - Write a Review

  • Had a blast !!! We had the children's Christmas Market up in Pilatus with a lot of shopping and activities for children!!! Amazing views and even the sunset... A day truly well spent.. Both during winters and summers it's awesome with kids... A whole lot of activities to do!!! Enjoyed a lot...

  • Visited Switzerland. Was highly impressed by the Railway, Bus and Cruise infrastructure.Particularly ,the connectivity, and the punctuality of rail to any destination was very satisfying.Saved a lot of time in travel due to good connectivity . Was lucky to have a Swiss travel pass. Most impressive was the Cog wheel train ride of Pilatus.Highly recommended for anyone going to Switzerland

  • Great place to spend an afternoon, especially on a hot day. Hiking trails, restaurant, and incredible views. Nice two stage tram ride to the top takes about half an hour. Then a cogwheel train ride to the bottom. Or do it in the reverse order but try to do both in the same trip rather than just either up and down. The trip up and down plus time at the top hiking or just enjoying views are photo ops just waiting to happen.

  • Tourists beware, there are two hiking trails by foot- don't do the hard one. I hiked up this alp in the middle of summer and was not prepared for what I had to go through, needless to say- lucky I was an avid gym goer beforehand. This is not for the faint hearted hobby hiker! Its all fun and games until you start climbing up the alp! Be prepared.

  • The golden route cost roughly 180 CHF in 2015, not cheap. But the scenery along the way is well worth it. Best to pack some food with you so you can eat on the boat or when you get to the mountain top. Best picnic ever! Be aware that the end of the golden route doesn't go back to where you board the boat. The cable car drop you at the foot hill. You need to take a short walk down hill to get on a bus in order to go back to Luzern down town area. This bus ride is not included in the Golden route ticket.

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