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 & 2020:
June 5 - October 15.

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

Departure time (approx.)
Zurich 6:30 AM
Lucerne 8 AM

Return time (approx.)
between 7-10 PM

Tour description:

We depart 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 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 tour. Departure from Zurich Hotels at 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-minute walk from the base station to the bus stop on the way back


Prices from Zurich

Group size/ Price per Person
1 adult: CHF 650.-
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 3 - 5 years: free


Prices from Lucerne

Group size/ Price per Person

1 adult: CHF 600.-
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 3 - 5 years: free


Tour specific info

Tour price includes: train ride and lake cruise in first class, the Golden round trip

Departure from Zurich: Surcharge of CHF 80.- per adult, for bookings which are made less than 8 days before departure.

Children 0 - 3 years: this tour is not suitable for infants and with a stroller


Storm / strong winds

If there is a storm or strong winds in general, the operation of the Pilatus aerial cable cars has to be suspended for safety reason. In this case, we have to cancel this tour (full refund of the deposit).