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Feb 27, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Hi, we will be using Lucerne as a base to travel around central Switzerland Mar 17-20. I see that some of the cogwheel trains are not running during the time we are there. What is the best way to travel to Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus during this time.

Thanks!

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Feb 27, 2020 - 7:53 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Dmcleod6932 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

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. This means you can get to Pilatus using the cableway from Kriens: www.myswissalps.com/pilatus/gettingthere.

Regarding Rigi: you can read about the 3 main train and cable car routes to Rigi at www.myswissalps.com/rigi/gettingthere. The cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad does not operate March 9-April 9 2020. This means you can get to Rigi via Arth-Goldau and Kräbel or your other option is via Vitznau. You could do the "Majestic Round Trip": going there via Vitznau and combing back via Arth-Goldau: www.myswissalps.com/rigi

You might find also these links useful:

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Feb 27, 2020 - 9:19 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank so much for the information.

We are considering purchasing the Tellpass to travel around central Switzerland. Do still need to purchase tickets for each part of the trip or just board the gondola/train/boat etc and just show the tellpass.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 9:24 PM in reply to Removed user

To reach Pilatus you need to go to the ticket office at Kriens, show your pass and receive a free magnetic strip card which will give you access through the turnstiles.

Rigi you can just board the trains and show your pass if asked. Same for regular trains, buses and boats.

See www.myswissalps.com/tellpasswinter/howtouse.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 9:36 PM in reply to Ildiko

Hi, what would you suggest during Mar17-20, Rigi or Stanserhorn?

Pilatus or Titlis?

We are taking a trip to Jungfrau already.

Thanks!

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Feb 27, 2020 - 9:41 PM in reply to Removed user

Stanserhorn will still be closed in March.

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Feb 28, 2020 - 7:29 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi dmcleod6932,

Not sure if we'll get any snow in March but if you would like to see or experience snow, Titlis would be my choice.

www.myswissalps.com/titlis

Anna

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