Visiting Rigi from Lucerne, how to plan?

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Apr 8, 2018 - 6:34 PM

I would like to visit Mount Rigi while staying in Lucerne and I have read the posts explaining the different modes of transportation needed, however, I am unclear if I need to purchase this as a package ie."Rigi Majestic Round Trip" or if I just buy individual tickets? If I do buy individual tickets, where to I find pricing for the boat and cable car portions of the trip?

I was thinking that I would be buying a half fare card to use during my travels, is this applicable to the package pricing?

Any help navigating this would be appreciated.

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Apr 8, 2018 - 7:43 PM in reply to sinsf2018

Hi sinsf2018,

You can just buy one ticket for the whole route and use the Swiss Half Fare Card to get your discount.

The "Majestic Round-trip" (boat from Lucerne to Vitznau & cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm then the train to Arth-Goldau and change to Lucerne) isn't a package really as much as a marketing term I think....but tours I'm sure sell this as a package as well.

On the timetable you can enter Luzern to Rigi Via Vitznauand that will give you a ticket price and schedule for the boat to Vitznau and then the train to Rigi. You can then buy a ticket for the return in the same manner.

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Apr 9, 2018 - 12:08 AM in reply to Lucas

I have a related question-- I am hoping to do this same trip when we visit in June. I have Swiss rail passes for all of the members of my family. Do I need to reserve tickets in advance, or can we just show up to boats, cogwheel trains, etc.? I hope it's okay to piggyback on sinsf2018's post

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Apr 9, 2018 - 12:24 AM

You don't need any reservations.

Tickets can be bought on demand. If in doubt just ask at the tourist office / railway booking office / your accomodation

June is less busy than July / August

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