Quick trip Kriens - Pilatus - Kriens

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Oct 23, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Hi guys,

we are staying in Luzern for a day and decided to do a super quick trip to Pilatus Mountain.

We arrive at Luzern Train Station on Sat 18.11 at 12:30 and planning on taking Bus 1 to Kriens Station and take cable car to Pilatus and then cable car back to Kriens. Is it all possible between 12:30 and 16:30?

How long does it take from Kriens to the top of the mountain and how often the cable cars go?

I know we are limited with time but I thought it could be all doable if well planned.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Oct 23, 2017 - 12:40 PM in reply to sebko

Hi sebko and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out your trip. It will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way depending on connections.

The timetable lays out all details you need to make the trip. This leaves you with almost an hour and a half to explore Mt. Pilatus - if you need to be back in Luzern by 16:30.

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Oct 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks for your help Lucas. This is all doable then and will give me enough time to spend an hour on top of the mountain. Perfect. Thanks

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