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Mt Rigi vs Mt Pilatus mid April 2020

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Genovesen
Genovesen
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Jan 4, 2020 - 4:27 PM

We are a group of 4 looking into a day trip from Zurich to Lucerne. We only have time for either Mt Rigi or Mt Pilatus. We will be arriving into Lucerne at 1:00. Which one would be best during this time of year and because of our afternoon arrival is it enough time?

Anna
Anna
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Jan 4, 2020 - 5:40 PM in reply to Genovesen

Hi Genovesen,

Welcome to MySwissAlps!
That's a tough choice. Each mountain can be done in one afternoon. I would recommend doing a bit of research on both mountains and see which one appeals most to your group. Here are the links:

You can use the SBB timetable (www.myswissalps.com/timetable) to plan your journey.

Hope that helps!

Regards,
Anna

Last modified on Jan 5, 2020 - 10:37 AM by Annika
rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 4, 2020 - 9:54 PM in reply to Genovesen

Be guided by the weather. It is not uncommon for Rigi to be clouded over while Pilatus is clear or vice versa.

Also watch the times for the last train/cable car down from the mountain. You can most likely do Pilatus quicker than Rigi although if you get a direct train from Zurich to Arth-Goldhau you can be at Rigi Kulm in just over an hour and a half.

Genovesen
Genovesen
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Jan 5, 2020 - 12:33 AM

Thank you both so much! Great advice and tips. I’m so glad I joined this group. :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 5, 2020 - 12:40 AM in reply to Genovesen

Taken from the link on Pilatus, provided by Anna:

Dates of operation

You can reach Mount Pilatus all year round, but sometimes only one route is operational. The cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to the top operates from early or mid May to 15 November 2020. The cableway from Kriens to the top does not operate from 19 October to 6 November 2020. Please check again later for further dates.

Slowpoke

Raaj307
Raaj307
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Jan 5, 2020 - 2:51 AM in reply to Anna

Thanks for the information, it helps!

Raaj307
Raaj307
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Jan 5, 2020 - 2:52 AM in reply to rockoyster

Good point, thanks for the help!

Suzanne
Suzanne
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Jan 5, 2020 - 12:43 PM

Hello Raaj307,

I have attached weather cam links for both places for you:

I also included a link-thread on Mt. Rigi versus Pilatus to help you decide:

Happy planning!

Best regards,

Suzanne

Raaj307
Raaj307
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Jan 5, 2020 - 1:08 PM in reply to Suzanne

Awesome, thanks a lot

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