Golden Round Trip to Pilatus from Luzern

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GirishKumar
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May 28, 2018 - 4:06 PM

We are a Family Group of 6 Adults and one 3 year old kid. We will be reaching Luzern by early morning of Jun 10th. We would like to make a Golden Round Trip. I already have Swiss Half Fare Card. I want to clear certain doubts:

Do we need to book tickets online?

Will there be too much of tourists during this time?

How much will be the approximate duration for this entire trip with a moderate time spending in the Important places?

What will be the ticket charges as we are having Swiss Half Fare Card?

Please help us as we are not aware of the above details and would like to know it from the experts.

Regards,

Girish Kumar.

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May 29, 2018 - 12:51 AM in reply to GirishKumar

Hi Girish, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

>> Do we need to book tickets online?

Tickets can't be bought online. The Pilatus website tells you where you can buy tickets:

www.pilatus.ch/en/book ing/tickets/

>> Will there be too much of tourists during this time?

You might have to queue for a bit before boarding the cogwheel train and/or cable car.

>> How much will be the approximate duration for this entire trip with a moderate time spending in the Important places?

You can use the Swiss Timetable to plan your trip and find out how long it takes:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Use the one on the left with the red SBB logo.

  • First, search for the boat trip by using use advanced search and limiting the "Transport type" to "Ship". Ships are indicated in the timetable by BAT (ship) or BAV (steamship). The stops you want are Luzern Bahnhofquai and Alpnachstad (See).
  • Then search for the cogwheel train trip using the stops Alpnachstad PB and Pilatus Kulm.
  • For the trip back, use the stops Pilatus Kulm to Luzern via Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus.

It's up to you how much time you spend on top or at any of the mid stations on the cableway.

>> What will be the ticket charges as we are having Swiss Half Fare Card?

You can download a price list for Pilatus here:

www.pilatus.ch/fileadm in/files/informieren/f ahrplan/Preisliste_201 8.pdf

This page might also be of use:

www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

Alpenrose

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Ari
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May 29, 2018 - 1:16 AM

Dear Alpenrose sir,on the webpage left side shows train line and I'm the right side where sbb cff... Appears there is no option to select mode of transportation... Can you suggest any app for advance time table as SBb app is only listing trains...

Lucas
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May 29, 2018 - 5:32 AM in reply to Ari

Hi Ari,

Use the right side timetable (SBB) https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable. It will show you all modes of transport but it always lists the most direct / fastest routes by default. Once the travel options are listed you can click to the advanced mode to narrow down your search as you like.

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May 29, 2018 - 6:16 AM in reply to Ari

>> the right side where sbb cff... Appears there is no option to select mode of transportation...

Click the link on that side of the page for Full timetable, then use the Advanced search option.

>> Can you suggest any app for advance time table as SBb app is only listing trains...

In the SBB app, tap the three parallel lines to the right of the date and time to modify mode of transport (and to include via stations).

Alpenrose

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GirishKumar
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May 29, 2018 - 6:27 AM in reply to Removed user Please login to see the attached documents
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May 29, 2018 - 6:38 AM in reply to GirishKumar

>> Is the ticket mentioned in the below site is for the Golden Round Trip? ... www.jungfrau.ch

No, it's not.

I gave you the information about tickets in my first post:

Tickets can't be bought online. The Pilatus website tells you where you can buy tickets:

www.pilatus.ch/en/book ing/tickets/

Alpenrose

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GirishKumar
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May 29, 2018 - 6:42 AM in reply to Removed user

Thanks a lot for the update. One of my friends was misleading, so I want to double check and confirm and also want to correct him as well, so consulted an expert like you. Thanks a lot.

Drakhn
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May 29, 2018 - 5:12 PM in reply to Removed user

I'm a bit confused on the pricing for this excursion. Using the SBB site, if you price out each leg of the journey as you listed above (starting and ending in Luzern), it is roughly 51 CHF. However, the pricing on the pilatus site shows 102 CHF. Is there a hidden fee I am missing when pricing it out piece by piece?

Lucas
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May 29, 2018 - 6:27 PM in reply to Drakhn

The first price you see on the timetable is for half fare card holders (almost every Swiss has one so it defaults to that). You need to double the prices to get the regular fare. Was that the issue?

Drakhn
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May 29, 2018 - 7:33 PM in reply to Lucas

That would make more sense. So when I use the timetable should I automatically double the price to find the total without a pass? Thank you.

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May 30, 2018 - 3:27 AM in reply to Drakhn

>> So when I use the timetable should I automatically double the price to find the total without a pass?

Yes. The first fare you see on the Swiss Timetable for a particular trip will say "Tickets from CHF ##.##". The operative word is "from". When you click on "Tickets from CHF ##.##" you will see that this figure only applies to passengers who have a Swiss Half Fare Card (for tourists) or Half-Fare travelcard (for Swiss residents). Your calculations, on the other hand, need to be based on full fares, which are double that fare.

Alpenrose

Annika
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May 30, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Hi all! Just to avoid any misunderstandings: tickets to Pilatus can be bought online. Please refer to myswissalps.com/pilatu s/tickets.

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