Kriens
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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 159 reviews

We arrived at the train station and had trouble finding the number 1 bus. We could see all the other buses but not that one. We asked someone at the cafe and he said we have to go downstairs to go under the street to the other side and come up. It would have been nice to have those details ahead of time or a map, but not a big deal. The bus ride was easy. We missed our stop but the bus driver helped us when he turned around to go back the other direction. Btw kierns is a different stop than Pilatus on this bus. Get off at kierns. When we walked up the hill, we had to wait in a long line to exchange the tickets. The gondola ride was really beautiful and quiet. Lots of photo ops. We didn't go all the way to the top because of my husband's ears were in a lot of pain from the altitude. We stopped to take photos at the Zipline activity and then turned around. We asked if we could still go on the boat ride, but they told us it was too late for the boat ride so we didn't get to do that.

Was a wonderful experience. So easy to do, merely book on line, take a bus, a few minutes later go to the departure point ( we went from Kriens) and go up with the cable car. Must add that the weather plays a big role. If there are too much wind on the mountain or on the way there, the service could be cancelled for the day. That means you are not going up. But the next day may be fine and there will be no problem if you ticket was for the day before. Great restaurants and other sight seeing on the mountain, an experience never to forget!!

Check on line early in the morning whether the journey will be possible due to weather conditions, specially in winter. Strong winds on the mountain could cause the cable car operators to close it for the day. But you could have a better situation the next day. They will not penalize you if the booking you have is for the previous day. If you do not have another day available, most online bookings could be refunded if you let them know.

I printed off my voucher and took it to the Kriens cable car station where they gave me a ticket. Got on the cable cars and everything was straightforward from there. Had an amazing time at the top of Mt. Pilatus and could state at that scenery forever. When it was time for me to be on my way I simply hopped back on the cable car and away I went. Very easy

I highly recommend this trip when you’re visiting Lucerne.

The visit to Mt. Pilatus is breathtaking and ending it with a beautiful trip around Lake Lucerne was very well worth it. We had a beautiful sunny day. And it’s an easy bus trip from central Lucerne to Kriens, where you begin your trip up the mountain on a gondola.