Please help me understand the Mt. Rigi timetable

Please help me understand the Mt. Rigi timetable

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Snehap
Snehap
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May 1, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Please can someone help me in understanding the timetable link mentioned below

www.rigi.ch/en/Informa tion/Mountain-railways/Rigi-Bahnen/timetables

1)What time is the first cogwheel from Vitznau to rigi klum.

2) Is mount pilatus and rigi possible in one day ? How do i go from pilatus to rigi ?

4) I will be in luzern from 6th to 9th May. Is the cogwheel to pilatus operating or i have to take the cable car?

Please help

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4735 posts
expert
May 1, 2017 - 9:13 AM in reply to Snehap

Hi Snehap-

The cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad, which could be used as part of one answer to #2, will be closed for maintenance during that part of May.

1.- 0915. The top station is "Kulm" not Klum.

2.-Yes. There are several possibilities, which can be understood by using the SBB timetable, which also shows the schedules for the lake boats and the cableways used for public transportation:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

This link also is very helpful:

www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

The cograil to Pilatus Kulm from Alpnachstad is operating on those days in May. (Answer to #3.)

You can come down from Pilatus to Alpnachstad by cograil, or to Kriens via cableway.

From Kriens, go to Luzern by bus.

Then boat to Vitznau, or train to Arth Goldau.

Or, from Alpnachstad, go by train or lake boat to Luzern, then onwards as noted.

Once in either Arth-Goldau or Vitznau, take the cograil to Rigi Kulm.

Those journeys take roughly 3 hours.

Also, this website gives the details of the lakeboat routes and schedules:

www.lakelucerne.ch/en/ timetable-fares/timetable/

Scroll down for the correct seasonal time table. Use the Spring Timetable.

In May, it is not possible to go by boat(s) directly to Vitznau from Alpnachstad.

It appears that you can only take boats from Alpnachstad, via Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock , change, and continue by boat to Vitznau on the Summer schedule, after July 31. Then, there are two boats at 0914 and 1017 from Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock to Vitznau. The one at 0914 runs daily from August 1, the one at 1017 runs on Sundays and Holidays from August 1.

Slowpoke

Snehap
Snehap
36 posts
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May 1, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Thank you for your reply

is the cogwheel from alpnachstad to Pilatus operating currently

Please confirm the same

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4735 posts
expert
May 1, 2017 - 6:24 PM in reply to Snehap

Hi Snehap-

Please use the SBB timetable that I linked you to earlier. Start from Alpnachstad and finish at Pilatus Kulm. Test for any date and time of day that you are concerned with.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

Snehap
Snehap
36 posts
active member
May 2, 2017 - 5:59 AM

Hello

I will be taking boat to vitzanau and then cogwheel up to Rigi and then cogwheel down to arth goldau and train back to luzern from here

hope this is possible next week

I am unable to understand the Rigi timetable. Please can u let me know what time cogwheel leaves from vitzau and what time is the last cogwheel down.

Lucas
Lucas
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May 2, 2017 - 7:49 AM in reply to Snehap

Hi Snehap,

The timetable indicates 09:15 is the first departure and the last departure down on May 6 is 22:40 and on May 7, 8 and 9 it is 20:00.

Again you should inquire in Luzern before leaving for the cogwheel in case of changes due to weather conditions (the mountains got a lot of snow yesterday).

Lucas

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4735 posts
expert
May 2, 2017 - 8:52 AM in reply to Snehap

Hi Snehap-

I gave you the answer before:

<<"1.- 0915. The top station is "Kulm" not Klum.">>

Slowpoke

Snehap
Snehap
36 posts
active member
May 3, 2017 - 6:00 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you guys

1) where should i check whether cogwheel for both rigi n pilatus is working or no. At lucerne boat station? Any tourist office other than station or at the hotel desk.

2) I have bought swiss pass and will taken golden pass line with no reservation. hope this is fine.

3) what about pilatus coghwheel is it operating. Do i need to confirm if its working before boarding the boat.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4735 posts
expert
May 3, 2017 - 10:57 PM in reply to Snehap

Hi snehap-

We have answered those questions in the earlier posts.

However, to repeat, or refine:

1.- The tourist info by track #1 in Luzern main station is by far the best place for all kinds of information.

2.- Fine. If you wish to get in one of the special cars, nice but far from necessary, you should reserve.

www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass/tickets

However, you will have excellent views from any of the trains along the Golden Pass route with no reservations in the "ordinary" trains.

3.- it will be working working. You do not need to reconfirm. Any doubts, ask at the tourist info by track #1 in Luzern main station.

Slowpoke

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