Golden round trip to Pilatus from Lucerne

Golden round trip to Pilatus from Lucerne

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premj
premj
33 posts
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Jul 9, 2016 - 8:59 PM

Hi

I am travelling (with wife and 2 kids) to Switzerland on 25Jul and will be staying initially at Meggen for 3 days.

I have purchased the Swiss Travel for the holiday. I am keen to do the Golden Round trip from Lucerne to Pilatus i.e. Cable care, cog train and boart ride. Could you please guide me the best way to go about it? Can i use my Swiss travel pass for the same?

Thanks

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Jul 10, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Hi premj, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The cable car and cogwheel train are 50% discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass, and the rest of the trip is free. You'll find all details through myswissalps.com/ pilatus.

Last modified on Jul 10, 2016 - 7:59 AM by Arno
premj
premj
33 posts
active member
Jul 10, 2016 - 2:09 PM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno

Thanks for your reply. I went through the link which was useful. Want to seek a few clarifications to make sure i understand this correctly.

1. Take a boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad.

My questions

Where in Lucerne do i board this boat? I trust there is no advance booking required here? Also I understand this boat ride will be covered in my Swiss Travel Pass?

2. Cogwheel to Pilatus.

My questions

This journey is needs to be paid for at 50%? Do i need to buy these tickets in advance or do i just buy at the place i where i will board the cogwheel train

3. Cable car down to Frakmuntegg

My questions

This journey is to be paid at 50%? Again do i need to buy tickets in advance or at the venue itself?

4. Gondola to Kriens

My questions

Is this journey fully covered by my STP? If not then again do i need to buy tickets in advance.

Finally also wanted to check with you whether going up the cogwheel train and coming down the cable car/gondola is the best route or the other way around? i.e. going up the cable car and gondola and coming down the cogwheel train.

Many thanks for your assistance and apologies for the many questions.

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Jul 10, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Hi premj,

The boat dock is across the train station in Lucerne. A map and further details about boats on the lake are here: myswissalps.com/ boatlakelucerne.

The Swiss Travel Pass map shows what's free and what's discounted: myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/validi ty. Ticket purchase information can be found here: myswissalps.com/ pilatus/tickets.

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