What is the best way to get from Basel to Mount Pilatus and back for a day trip?
By train to Lucerne then bus to Kriens. Use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to plan your travel.
See also www.myswissalps.com/pi latus/gettingthere. The cogwheel railway to Alpnachstad does not re-open until into May.
If you are returning to Basel you could go one way direct to Lucerne and return via Interlaken and Bern.
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