Frequently asked questions

How is the weather on the mountain?

For the current weather forecast please visit the Pilatus Live page. There you will find our webcams with live images.

Please be aware that the weather on the mountain can change at any time.

How much does a round trip cost from Kriens or Alpnachstad to the Pilatus?

Adults (16 and over) pay CHF 72.00. For persons with the half-fare card or GA, as well as for children 6 and over, a ticket costs CHF 36.00. 

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How long does a trip on the Pilatus last?

From Kriens it is about 40 minutes to Pilatus Kulm. Take the Panorama Gondolas from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg. There, take the “Dragon Ride” and glide up to the summit.

From Alpnachstad the steepest cogwheel railway in the world will take you to the Pilatus Kulm in 30 minutes.

How often do the Panorama Gondolas leave Kriens and does the aerial cableway “Dragon Ride” leave Fräkmüntegg?

The Panorama Gondolas provide continuous service. The aerial cableway “Dragon Ride” departs every 15 minutes.

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How long does it take to transfer from the ship to the cogwheel railway?

The distance between the landing stage and the cogwheel railway station is very short. A railway pass brings you directly to the valley station.

Is the Pilatus wheelchair accessible?

The restaurants and various hotel rooms on the Pilatus Kulm are wheelchair accessible. As is the Panorama gallery. We are glad to help you prepare your trip. Please contact us at 041 329 11 11 for a reservation.

Can tickets for railway trips be purchased online?

Tickets cannot be bought online. They are available at the valley stations in Kriens/Alpnachstad and at our shop in Lucerne. Tickets remain valid for five days so that you can comfortably plan your trip. 

What does the Pilatus Kulm offer? What can you do there?

Pilatus Kulm is versatile. There are two restaurants, the restaurant Pilatus-Kulm with a wonderful panoramic terrace and the self-service restaurant Bellevue. In the Dragon Shop you will find great souvenirs and items adorned with the Pilatus dragon. The glazed Panorama gallery offers magnificent views. Moreover, the Pilatus Kulm boasts many beautiful lookout points.

Consult our Customer Service if you have any further questions.
phone: +41 (0)41 329 11 11 or mail