The best part about the entire experience was enjoying every bit of it hassle-free. I was in a big group with kids and thankfully I got to get into the...
The cogwheel train ride was amazingly good. Gazing out of the window, the elegant landscapes just mesmerized me. The Mt Pilatus Trip is a must-try for ...
Experience the Mt Pilatus day tour from Lucerne and visit Mt Pilatus- the Mountain of Dragons. The mountain 2,132 meters above sea level. Ride up or down with the world’s steepest cogwheel train from the top of the mountain.
About Mt Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne with Cogwheel Railway Ticket:
Grab a chance to ride the gondola up to Frakmuntegg and then to the aerial cableway called the Dragon Ride. The best part is, its panoramic windows will surely take you to cloud 9. You’ll reach the summit of Mt Pilatus. Enjoy the alpine scenery, hiking up to one of the peaks, relaxing on the terrace or enjoy the meal on your own in one of the restaurants on-site.
After enjoying all this here comes the best part of Mt Pilatus day trip from Lucerne.
Hop into the great descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway. With a cogwheel train, you will be enjoying a thrilling ride to the Alpnachstad. After the ride, you will head back to Lucerne and your tour ends here with the great memories.
Timings: 8:45 AM
Meetup Location: Kriens Valley Station
How to reach:
Cableway- Address: Kriens Valley Station, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens/Luzern
Please note that the tour can be started from either Kriens or Alpnachstad
8:45 am arrive at the Kriens valley station
9:00 am take the gondola up to Fräkmüntegg
9:45 am change to the cable car 'Dragon Ride'
9:50 am arrive at Mt Pilatus
Explore the alpine scenery, hike up to one of the peaks, relax on the terrace, or have a meal at one of the onsite restaurants
12:15 pm take the cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad
12:55 pm arrive in Alpnachstad
Travel back to Lucerne
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Rated : 5.0
The best part about the entire experience was enjoying every bit of it hassle-free. I was in a big group with kids and thankfully I got to get into the Cogwheel car without waiting in the long queue and I thank the Thrillophilia team for it. The journey was also very well managed and the operator was really good. We got to explore a number of scenic locations and took various photos. The overall experience was really good and I would try it again.
Rated : 5.0
The cogwheel train ride was amazingly good. Gazing out of the window, the elegant landscapes just mesmerized me. The Mt Pilatus Trip is a must-try for everyone. Me and my family I had a great time enjoying the cogwheel train ride. It was an exciting experience, especially for my parents. The local guide was really knowledgeable and he was a great help when it can to leaning new things about the place.
Rated : 5.0
Booked day trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne with Thrillophilia. I didn't have to wait in line for a cogwheel train ticket.
Rated : 4.0
Trip to Mt Pilatus on the Cogwheel train was the best thing I did in Switzerland.
Mount Pilatus is famous for all the attractions, viewpoints and activities it houses on its steep terrains and the ‘Golden Tour.’ This tour takes you to the corners of the Mount Pilatus using a boat ride, cogwheel railway, aerial cableway, and Panorama Gondolas.
Also, the views of the surrounding Alps covered in thick sheets of snow and German Black Forest in the South makes the trip to the summit of Mount Pilatus worthwhile.
There is a special discount for kids between the age of 6 to 16 years for the tickets for the day trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. If you are booking from the website of Thrillophilia then you will have to pay INR 2,666 for kids whereas the ticket for an adult costs INR 5,329.
However, if you plan to book your tickets offline then the fare for children between 6 to 16 years of age is CHF 36 whereas an adult needs to pay CHF 72
The Mt Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne tour lasts for 4 hours so it is ideal for you to have at least 5 hours in hand to enjoy this tour to its fullest without any rush. Whereas the cogwheel rail trip takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit of the Mount Pilatus and the combination of Panorama Gondola and Cable Car ride sums up to a 40 minutes adventure.
The meeting point for Mount Pilatus tour from Lucerne is the Kriens Valley Station or Alpnachstad. They are situated at a distance of 13 KM which could be travelled in 15 minutes.
The exact address for the Kriens Valley Station is Kriens Valley Station, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens/Luzern.
You must take the bus no 1 running towards Kriens from Lucerne Train Station followed by a 5 minutes walk until Valley Station of Kriens.
- BY TRAIN: In case you are travelling from Zurich then you could take the train of either of the numbers 70, 75, 53-Y, 2116, 2134, 2132 or 212. All these trains run every 30 minutes.
- BY BUS: There is no direct bus from Zurich to Kriens Valley Station so you will have to take a bus from Zurich to Luzern and then from there until Kriens Valley Station.
- BY ROAD: Or you could simply hire a taxi from Zurich to Kriens Valley Station which will be 40 minutes long journey and cost you between INR 18,000 to INR 22,000.
The other inclusions in the Mount Pilatus tour from Lucerne is a round trip between your meeting point Alpnachstad or Kriens to the Pilatus Summit. This is also called the ‘Golden Tour’ which takes you in a cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus and then brings you back in a cable car ride and a gondola for you to have a bird eye view.
You must note that this rail journey is unmatchable with any rail journey in the world as this railway system is the steepest railways in the entire world.
Yes, shared transportation is included in the day trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne package. These would be comfortable vehicles that would be shared by only people who are a part of this entire tour.
Moreover, cogwheel railway tickets, Panorama Gondola and cable car tickets are also included in the package which will be your transportation when it comes to ascend and descend the Mount Pilatus.
Following are the things you must carry with yourself for Mt Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne: Sunglasses and something to cover your head. A water bottle and some snacks if you prefer Valid ID proof and your passport A hard copy of your Thrillophilia Voucher and tickets.
Though there is no best time to visit Mount Pilatus, you could weigh your choice between bright sun or Swiss snow. If you wish to explore amidst the warm breeze then you must plan between the months of March and August.
Whereas, if you wish to enjoy the Swiss snow then you must think about the winter months. And in the case of a day, you will have the best experience if you visit Mount Pilatus in the morning.
Reach Lucerne and take a boat ride from there to Alpnachstad. From there, switch to the cogwheel train from Alpnachstad until the summit of the Mount Pilatus. It is the best-suited way to climb up the mountain.
However, you could also reach Kriens and take a gondola ride to Fräkmüntegg. From there you can switch to the cable car ride until Mount Pilatus.
Housing the world’s steepest railways, Mount Pilatus is not just worth visiting for everything it offers to witness but to do also. It enlaps all the beautiful wonders, splendid views and adventurous activities of Switzerland which makes it the most favourite place in the country.
Yes, it is totally safe to travel in a cogwheel train. The tracks used to run these trains are called a cog or a rack which are toothed rail tracks. The cogwheels fitted in the train mesh with these tracks to ascend or descend the steepest of the mountains with friction and control.
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