360° Switzerland on Lucerne’s doorstep

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.

Pilatus Offer

  • Travel from Kriens/Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm and back down either way
  • Ticket is valid for 1 day only
  Price *
Adults: GBP 47.00
Swiss Pass (incl. Swiss Flexi Pass): GBP 23.00
Swiss Card / Swiss Half Fare Card: GBP 23.00
Children 6- under 16 without STS Family Card: GBP 23.00

* Subject to change

More Excursions


  • 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

Good to know

  • Operation all year round - in 2014 until 16 November only !
  • Bus No. 1 from Lucerne rail station to Kriens/Linde
  • From the middle of November to the beginning of May, the Pilatus is only accessible from Kriens/Lucerne (by panoramic cable railway and cable car).
  • Important: The cable car from Fräkmüntegg-Pilatus Kulm will be closed from 01 September 2014 until spring 2015. During this period, the cogwheel rack railway still provides a regular service from Alpnachstad until 16 November 2014.
  • Wheelchair users and groups need a reservation
  • Children: Under 6 years and children holding a Swiss Family Card do not require a ticket.

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