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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

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Kriens, Switzerland
Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

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Free cancellation
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Safety measures
icon3 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit Mount Pilatus and take a train ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway on this self-guided tour from Lucerne. Ride on the new aerial cableway, the Dragon Ride, included, as well as a panoramic gondola ride. All transportation included; you are free to explore on your own once there.
  • Family friendly
  • Rail Tour
  • Small-group tour
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Train (2nd class)
Cogwheel train ride
Panoramic gondola ride
Aerial cableway ride
Bus ride from Kriens-Lucerne main station (or vice versa)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Parking fee (5 CHF per day)
Food and drinks
Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Ticket Redemption Points

Pilatus-Bahnen AG, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland
Pilatus Railway, Brünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnach, Switzerland
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important: From October 24th to November 4th 2022 cable cars are not running due to inspection
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms
  • It is not possible to book a specific time slot
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pilatus Railways
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne.

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  • "We actually bought train tickets to get to the Pilatus Railway Station to exchange our tickets This was suppose to be included in the price, very disappointing to have to pay double for a train ticket." See review

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star-1
Poor redemption process
Felicia_H
, Jun 2022
The redemption of the tickets was bad experience. We redempted the tickets at Pilatus Railway when the counter only given us one ticket for all. Then we walked back to the counter and asked for the correct tickets. Ended up again we found out the bus and train tickets was not given to us when we need to travel back railway to get out car. We had no choice but to rebuy the bus and train ticket to get out car back. Its was extremely annoying experience when we found out the tickets were incomplete.
star-5
Amazing
Glenn_C
, Oct 2019
The trip was great. Wouldn’t worry about the train section. More detail needed on bus and train connections.
star-5
My. Pilatus
Al C
, Sep 2019
The cable car lift ride allowed beautiful vistas to be seen and/or photographed. Once at the top, the views of the glacier covered Alps were spectacular.
star-4
Fun Day in the Alps
Catherine B
, Aug 2019
This was a great excursion. We were blessed with great weather and we could see for miles. The activities at the top of Mt Pilatus were plentiful and we enjoyed the day. However, you need to know that the toboggan ride was not included in the price. Also, there was some confusion as to where you exchange your voucher for the tickets to ride up to the top of the mountain on the COG Railway. We actually bought train tickets to get to the Pilatus Railway Station to exchange our tickets This was suppose to be included in the price, very disappointing to have to pay double for a train ticket. Overall, the day was great but Viator needs to make their instructions clearer as to how to exchange your voucher for the actual tickets.
star-5
Excellent value, beautiful views
Kosta J
, Aug 2019
Perfect way to spend the day, cog railway, views from the top and easy hikes were the highlight. Make sure to go on a clear day
star-3
Mt. Pilatus is a must see for...
Maureen W
, Nov 2017
Mt. Pilatus is a must see for visitors to the Lucerne area. It was extremely disappointing to learn that the gondola portion of the trip was under a two week regularly scheduled maintenance during our visit. I do think when purchasing this trip it could have been highlighted more prominently in the description that that feature was not available. I even spoke to someone live on the phone who made no mention that it was not an option. This trip can be purchased a la carte at each of the transportation stations. Disappointed in the organization of this.

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