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Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: RIGI BAHNEN AG
Entry ticket

Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

Activity provider: RIGI BAHNEN AG

From US$ 78.55 per person

Ride on Europe's first railway on Mount Rigi, Queen of the Mountains. Enjoy a unique combination of rack railway and cable car and an exhilarating outing by Luzern in the heart of central Switzerland.

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  • Have an adventure on a rack railway and get a glimpse into the history of the area
  • Experience the Queen of the Mountains at the Rigi in central Switzerland
  • Enjoy a break from everyday life and the fantastic views over Lucerne and the highest Alpine peaks of Switzerland
Full description
Discover Rigi, a mountain range in central Switzerland with a particular charm. Choose for yourself how you would like to discover the Queen of the Mountains with its outstanding 360-degree panoramic view overlooking the Swiss Alps and lakes. Take the first mountain railway in Europe (since 1871), which travels from Vitznau to the top of the mountain (Rigi Kulm; 1797 meters above sea level). Or travel to the top from Goldau with the rack railway on the north face, from where you can also access the small cable car departing at Kräbel, going up to Rigi Scheidegg. From Weggis, the cable car travels to Rigi Kaltbad, where you can transfer with the rack railway to the Rigi Kulm.  All of the valley stations can easily be reached from Lucerne by boat to Weggis/Vitznau or direct train to Goldau as well as from Zurich with a direct train connection to Goldau. Each valley station also has car parking facilities.  Summer (March - November): The Rigi Day Pass includes all 4 modes of transport for the whole day. The mountain rage offers different hiking- and walking trails of approximately 120 kilometers with fantastic panoramic views. This is a popular area for all fans of walking or for those seeking respite and relaxation away from the beaten tourist path. Be aware during summer months the Rigi is not covered in snow! Winter (December - March): The Rigi Day Pass includes all 4 modes of transport for the whole day. Skiers and snowboarders can use the ski lifts on the Rigi. Hiking enthusiasts can look forward to about 40 kilometers of well-groomed hiking trails with fantastic views. Active people have the great opportunity to discover the Queen of the mountains by sled or with snowshoes.
  • Cogwheel railway from/to Vitznau
  • Cogwheel railway from/to Goldau
  • Cable car from/to Weggis
  • Cable car from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg
  • Food and drink
  • Rental of winter and skiing equipment

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Meeting point

Rigi Bahnen AG, Station Vitznau, Bahnhofstrasse 7, 6354 Vitznau; Rigi Bahnen AG, Station Goldau; Rigistrasse, 6410 Arth-Goldau; Rigi Bahnen, Station Weggis, 6353 Weggis

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Know before you go

  • The ticket is not valid for special rides, for example, the steam trains
  • Please the closing times of the cable cars by visiting the official website
  • During the cable car maintenance periods, the cogwheel trains are in use as usual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

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We went on a Tuesday afternoon and unfortunately even the top of the mountain was essentially in a snow cloud so no view. The only thing that was open along the whole route was a small cafe at the top of the mountain. Hope to come back one day to enjoy the view.

December 1, 2022

Tolle Fahrten auf den Rigi und bergab. Wunderbare Aussichten auf den Vierwaldstätter See werden geboten. Teilweise kannten die Schaffner die QR Codes nicht, es gab aber keine Probleme deswegen. Weil in der Schweiz - recht teuer.

September 7, 2022


An excellent way to see stunning views and getting a real sense of beautiful Switzerland.

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 42938