Best route from Interlaken to Pilatus to Lucerne

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Manning99
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Jul 18, 2019 - 2:27 AM

Was wanting to confirm if we wanted to go from Interlaken to Pilatus to Lucerne, that we would go to somewhere near Alpnachstad, take the rail up to Pilatus and then take the cable car down to Kriens and finally take the train into Lucerne? Or, is there a better option?

Thanks in advance,

Brad

Last modified on Jul 18, 2019 - 2:28 AM by Manning99
Steph
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Jul 18, 2019 - 3:46 AM in reply to Manning99

Hello Brad,

Coming from Interlaken you would have to change in Sarnen in order to get to Alpnachstad, but this is for sure the best option. Alternatively you could go directly to Lucerne, from there to Kriens and do the trip the other way round, which would also allow you to take the boat ride on Lake Lucerne. However, the second option is slightly longer, of course.

Find details about how to get to Mount Pilatus below, as well as the fantastic timetable to support finding the best connection for your journey.
- www.myswissalps.com/pi latus/gettingthere
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Best,
Steph

rockoyster
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Jul 18, 2019 - 4:05 AM in reply to Manning99

Hello Brad,

Are you carting luggage? If so I'd strongly suggest you go to Luzern and either leave it at your hotel or the station before the Pilatus excursion. You wouldn't really want to be carting luggage over the mountain.

Last modified on Jul 18, 2019 - 4:25 AM by rockoyster
Manning99
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Jul 18, 2019 - 4:23 AM in reply to rockoyster

Just backpacks for this leg, I assume that will be manageable up Mt.Pilatus?

rockoyster
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Jul 18, 2019 - 4:24 AM in reply to Manning99

Backpacks fine, suitcases not so much. 😉

Manning99
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Jul 18, 2019 - 4:26 AM in reply to Steph

Thanks Steph

I saw Sarnen as the best option from either Interlaken or Brienz so thanks for confirming

Cheers

Brad

Steph
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Jul 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM in reply to Manning99

Hey Brad,

You're welcome!

Enjoy your journey!

Steph

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