Mount Rigi Lift and Train Ticket: Day Pass

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Mt. Rigi - one of Switzerland's most famous mountains and the preferred outing for families, hikers or lovers of a relaxing day in the nature. (...)

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Overview Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Hop on the cogwheel train in Vitznau - which is also Europe's first mountain railway - that brings you right up to the top of Rigi Kulm, aka ‘Queen of the Mountains.’ Already the journey to the top will fill your eyes with countelss panoramic views overlooking lake Lucerne. Topping the Rigi mountain range at 5,899 feet (1,798 meters) in elevation, the summit boasts unbeatable views of the Swiss Plateau with the Bernese Alps, Vosges mountains, Black Forest and Glarus Alps beyond, and on foggy days, it offers sunny views over the sea of fog. Take a short stroll around the top of the mountain to immerse in the 360-degree panorama over countless lakes or just enjoy the sun and endless wide view on one of the many wellness benches. If you selected this tour, you are free in your time and can choose what you would like to do - e.g. embark on an easy and well prepared winter walking trail, rent a sledge or some snow shoes or grab lunch in one of the cozy restaurants (activities and food are your own expense).

When it’s time, the cogwheel train transports you down to the mountain resort of Rigi Kaltbad. From an altitude of 4,701 feet (1,433 meters), it’s the perfect vantage point over Lake Lucerne. Board the aerial cable car from here and drift down to the pretty lakeside town of Weggis. 

If you prefer to discover another coghweel train and route, you can also hop on the train into direction "Goldau", from where you have countless direct railway connections up to Zurich (37 min), Lucerne (28 min) or others.
*Please note - up on your individual planning, you can also start and end your tour in Goldau or Weggis. The ticket entitles you for unlimited rides on the three services during the whole day and you are able to choose your routing according to your wishes.
What you can expect Mt. Rigi - one of Switzerland's most famous mountains and the preferred outing for families, hikers or lovers of a relaxing day in the nature. The mountain lays like a peninsula within Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug, right in the heart of Switzerland. It is very easy connected from Lucerne by boat, train or private car to Vitznau or Weggis, and from Zurich by direct train line or highway A4 to Arth-Goldau. The 360-degree views from the top are outragous and the countless optional activities are a full relaxation for everybody.

Practical information

What's inside

  • Cogwheel train from Vitznau or Goldau to Rigi Kulm
  • Cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad (excluding the lift maintenance period)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges

What's NOT inside

  • Food and drinks
  • Activities at the summit
  • Parking fees

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible; make a note in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Departure point:

Vitznau, Galdau, or Weggis train station


4 to 5 hours


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Departure time:

Cogwheel train from Vitznau: hourly from 9:15am - 4:15pm
Cogwheel train from Goldau: hourly from 10:10pm - 4:10pm
Cable car from Weggis: every 30 minutes through the day
Cable car from the summit:  hourly from 11am - 4pm

Return details:

Concludes at Vitznau, Galdau, or Weggis train station

Reviews & ratings

  • Mt. Rigi - Day Pass Winter | . | 2018/01/23
    "Tripping up to Rigikulm was great. We started on the cable car from Weggis and transferred to the cog train up to Rigikulm. It was blowing a gale up there and deep (...) "