Excursions Switzerland: Pilatus

Lucerne’s «own» mountain has so many stunning sides: the aerial cableway and panorama gondolas from Kriens to Pilatus Kulm with stunning views - breathtaking panoramic views over the lakes of Central Switzerland, not to mention the Alps - no fewer than 73 mountain peaks (count them for yourself!) - the local specialities, A-la-carte menus and international delicacies in the homely restaurants on Pilatus Kulm - one-of-a-kind accommodation facilities at 2,132 metres above sea level in the Hotel Bellevue or the Hotel Pilatus-Kulm which is steeped in history and romance - and finally a trip on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Pilatus Kulm to Alpnachstad or Kriens.

At a glance


  • Travel from Kriens/Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm and back down either way


Adults: GBP 32.00
Swiss Travel Pass holder:
Swiss Half Fare Card holder: GBP 32.00
Children 6-16 without STS Family Card: GBP 32.00
Subject to change


Why book with us?

  • Official Swiss Railways Shop
  • Low prices guaranteed
  • Secure booking guaranteed
  • Immediate confirmation
  • We're a company of the Swiss Railways SBB

Good to know

  • Operation: all year round.
  • Bus No. 1 from Lucerne rail station to Kriens/Linde.
  • The service of the gondolas and aerial cableway is closed from 22 October - 09 November 2018.
  • The cogweel railway from Alpnachstag is operating from Mid-May until Mid-November.
  • Wheelchair users and groups need a reservation


  • Steepest cogwheel railway in the world (48 %) from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm
  • Accommodation facilities in the hotels at Pilatus
  • Pilatus Seilpark - the biggest suspension rope park in Central Switzerland on the Fräkmüntegg (open April to November).
  • 6 km sleigh run in winter (middle of December to end of March)
  • DrachenMoor - Krienseregg nature experience (themed path)
  • Fantastic children’s playground at the Krienseregg
  • Switzerland’s longest summer toboggan run on the Fräkmüntegg