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SoniaT
SoniaT
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Aug 16, 2022 - 6:49 PM

Hello,

We plan to visit Luzern from September 16 to 18 and would like to go to mount Pilatus and/or mount Rigi (depending on the weather). We intend to have Swiss Travel Pass.

The information regarding accessing mount Rigi is kind of clear and fully covered by Swiss Travel Pass but I am confused about going to mount Pilatus.

I read that there are long lines for cogwheel trains or cable cars. I tried to find the options for buying tickets beforehand (maybe one day in advance because of the weather ) but the links provide the information about "golden round", "silver round" or some other trips.

Is it possible to get to mount Pilatus without any of those trips and what is the best way to arrange this?

Regards, Sofia

1960man
1960man
4140 posts
expert
Aug 16, 2022 - 10:49 PM in reply to SoniaT

This page has links to booking areas for individual trips

You need to buy one way tickets for each single journey, for example if you want to go Alpnachstad - Pilatus and back to Alphachstad, look for the box 'tickets from Alpnachstad (uphill). Then go to the box labelled 'tickets from Pilatus Kulm' to get back down

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Aug 17, 2022 - 8:18 AM in reply to SoniaT

Hi Sofia,

With your Swiss Travel Pass you get the following discounts:

Pilatus:

  • Cableway/train from Kriens or Alpnachstad to Pilatus: 50% off,
  • Train to Lucerne or Alpnachstad: free,
  • Bus from Lucerne to Kriens: free

Rigi:

  • Train from Arth-Goldau or Vitznau to Mount Rigi: free
  • Cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad: free
  • Train to Arth-Goldau: free
  • Boat to Vitznau or Weggis: free
  • Cableway from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg: free

It is optional to get your tickets in advance, you can get them on the spot too. To buy online, please find options here:

Enjoy your holiday,

Ildiko

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Last modified on Aug 17, 2022 - 8:46 AM by Arno
Arno
Arno
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Aug 17, 2022 - 2:25 PM in reply to SoniaT

Hi Sofia,

You're right. As explained above, you don't need tickets the Golden or Silver round trip, as parts of those trips are already covered by your Swiss Travel Pass.

All you need is a 50% discounted return ticket. You'll find several options under "Tickets for an independent day trip to Mount Pilatus" at https://www.myswissalps.com/pilatus/gettingthere.

I recommend this one in your case: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/en/product/excursionPilatus. It's the official SBB tourist webshop, and it's an easy e-ticket for which you can indicate you're entitled to the Swiss Travel Pass discount. The return ticket is valid for both routes. So you can get up and down via Alpnachstad and Kriens (or twice via the same route) however you like. You don't have to specify this in advance.

SoniaT
SoniaT
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Aug 17, 2022 - 3:57 PM

Hi All,

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