Mount Pilatus day trip from Zurich & Lucerne


  • A scenic train ride

  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne

  • World's steepest cog railway ride

  • Aerial cableway Dragon ride

  • Visit of the Chapel bridge in Lucerne

Season 2019:
Daily from mid of May until October 15.

Tour departure:
Pick-up and drop-off by your private guide at all centrally located Hotels.

Tour description:

We depart around 8 AM from Lucerne on a 45-minute boat trip. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Lake Lucerne on the first-class upper deck.

After the cruise, a thrilling ride on the world's steepest cog railway awaits us; it will bring us all the way to the top.

We arrive around noon at the peak of Mount Pilatus: Enjoy as much time up here as you want. We just need to catch the last gondola down at 4 PM.

Plenty of time to soak up the view, enjoy a superb lunch
and relax.

On our way down we take the "Dragon ride" cableway to
Fräkmüntegg. We change to the panorama gondolas which will bring us to Kriens.

From Kriens, it's just a short bus ride back to Lucerne.

We arrive at the train station of Lucerne between 6 and 7 PM.

From Zurich:

Additional one hour train ride before and after the the tour. Departure from Zurich Hotels approx. 6:30 AM. Return between 7-9 PM.


Activity level - moderate

Pilatus peak - walk at your discretion

No seating at the boarding area of the cog railway

10 minutes walk from base station to bus stop on the way back


Prices from Lucerne

including lake cruise in first class, the Golden round trip

Group size/ Price per Person
1 adult: CHF 540.-
2 adults: CHF 350.-
3 adults: CHF 300.-
4 adults: CHF 270.-
5 adults: CHF 240.-
6 adults: CHF 230.-

Children 6 - 15 years: CHF 80.-
Children 0 - 5 years: free


Prices from Zurich

including train ride and lake cruise in first class, the Golden round trip

Group size/ Price per Person
1 adult: CHF 590.-
2 adults: CHF 400.-
3 adults: CHF 350.-
4 adults: CHF 320.-
5 adults: CHF 290.-
6 adults: CHF 280.-

Children 6 - 15 years: CHF 95.-
Children 0 - 5 years: free