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Mount Rigi Day Pass

CHF 78
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Be enveloped by the natural beauty of Mount Rigi, one of Switzerland's most beautiful mountains, with this day pass.
  • Ideal for hikers, trekkers, and outdoor lovers in general, this is the ideal day out with your friends and family.
  • This ticket includes access to mountain cogwheel railways (from Vitznau and Goldau) and aerial cable cars (from Weggis and Kräbel).
  • Bask in the natural beauty of the mountains at your own pace and leisure, curating your itinerary according to your likes and preferences.
  • Drink in remarkable views of the mountains and lakes from where you stand, making for idyllic photograph backdrops.
  • Choose from any of the following departure points: Vitznau, Weggis, Kräbel, or Arth-Goldau.


  • Admission at Mt. Rigi
  • 1-day access to Rigi Railways from Vitznau & Arth-Goldau
  • 1-day access to Rigi Cable Cars from Weggis & Kräbel
  • All taxes, fees & handling charges


  • Other admission tickets
  • Additional activities
  • This pass is wheelchair accessible.
  • Operates in all weather conditions – it is therefore recommended to dress appropriately.
  • The cogwheel trains from Goldau and Vitznau to Rigi Kulm operate daily.
  • Cable car from Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad is closed on the following dates for maintenance purposes:
  • 6 March to 21 April 21, 2023 (in service at Easter)
  • 20 Nov to 1 Dec, 2023
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains

Experience the scenic beauty of Mount Rigi in Switzerland by taking Europe's first cogwheel train down the slopes of the steep mountainside and enjoying stunning vistas of lush forests, snow-capped peaks, and glistening lakes. 

Why Visit Mount Rigi?

Mount Rigi Panaromic View
  • Mesmerizing Views: With an elevation of 1798 meters above sea level, Mount Rigi provides a stunning view of the Swiss Alps and the surrounding lakes of Lucerne, Zug, and Lauerz.
  • Year-round Adventure: During summers, it's an ideal destination for hiking and trekking, whereas, during winters, it's a haven for winter sports enthusiasts who can indulge in sledding, snowboarding, and skiing.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Mount Rigi is home to a vast variety of alpine flora and fauna, making it an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts.
  • Perfect Day Trip Destination: Located in Central Switzerland, Mount Rigi is easily accessible from Lucerne or Zurich, making it an ideal day trip destination for tourists.
  • Unique Train Journey: The cogwheel train that takes you up and down Mount Rigi is Europe's first cogwheel train and has been in operation since 1871. The train ride allows you to enjoy stunning views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding lakes.

Your Mount Rigi Tickets Explained

View of Mount Rigi from Train

Day Pass

Duration: Flexible

Ideal For: Travelling on a budget

  • Gain admission at Mount Rigi.
  • Enjoy 1-day access to Rigi Railways from Vitznau and Arth-Goldau.
  • Access the cable cars from Weggis & Kräbel.
  • Upgrade your ticket to enjoy a scrumptious lunch.

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Mount Rigi Day Pass with Lunch 

Spectacular veiw on Cable Car at Mount Rigi

Combo Tickets

Duration: Flexible

Ideal For: Exploring more

  • Gain admission at Mount Rigi.
  • Enjoy 1-day access to Rigi Railways from Vitznau and Arth-Goldau.
  • Access the cable cars from Weggis & Kräbel.
  • Access Rigi Kaltbad Spa & Mineral Baths
  • Upgrade to enjoy a round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise

Recommended Tours

Mount Rigi Day Pass with Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Optional Boat Ride from Lucerne

Why Buy Mount Rigi Tickets Online?

Tickets for Mount Rigi are available for purchase both on-site and online. However, there are advantages to buying tickets online.

  • Advanced Booking: Plan ahead and book your Mount Rigi tickets online and in advance. This will help avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out on the day of your visit.
  • Convenience: Avoid the hassle of standing in long queues and simply book the tickets from the comfort of your home/hotel. You'll also get 24/7 customer service by phone, email, or chat.
  • Discounts: Buying your Mount Rigi tickets online allows you the opportunity to avail some of the best discounts. You could also book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Lucerne along with the museum.

Explore Mount Rigi | What to See & Do?

Train Crossing with Mountain Background.

Cogwheel Train Ride

The Mount Rigi steam train is Europe's first cogwheel train. Visitors can climb aboard the train and embark on a scenic journey up and down the steep mountainside, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and the surrounding lakes of Lucerne, Zug, and Lauerz

Cable car in the Swiss Alps

Cable Car Ride

You can hop on to the cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad or from Kräbel to Rigi Scheidegg. Both routes will allow you to enjoy a breathtaking bird's eye view of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Both places offer a range of hiking trails. Rigi Kaltbad is known for its mineral baths and spa treatments.

Group of friends hiking together

Hiking Trails

Hikers and adventure travelers can choose from 120 kilometers of trails available. You will find trails of varying difficulties, at an altitude of 1,400 meters, allowing to enjoy views of the mountains, slopes, cliffs, lakes, Alpine vegetation, and whatnot! 

The top and viewpoint of Chänzeli on Rigi mountain

Observation Points

Mount Rigi offers several observation points including Rigi Kulm, Rigi Staffel viewpoint, and Rigi Scheidegg for visitors to enjoy the stunning views of the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne. The observation tower, known as Känzeli, is located near the Rigi Scheidegg viewpoint and offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

Skiing at snow covered mountains

Winter Sports

Visitors can partake in various winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, sledging, winter hiking, and snowshoeing. are adventure sports that can be availed at Mount Rigi. These activities are available during the winter months ranging from December to March.

Steigelfadbalm cave Switzerland


Mount Rigi is home to the Steigelfadbalm cave, which is home to the first stone artifacts proven to have been produced by Neanderthals in Central Switzerland. It is also home to the 100,000-year-old Gruebisbalm cave, located behind an idyllic waterfall, making it a great spot for a small and intimate event. 

Moufflons at Mount Rigi Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park 

A 42-hectare nature reserve and animal park located near Mount Rigi, the park is home to around 100 different native Swiss wildlife specie. Visitors can observe these animals in their natural habitat and learn about their behaviors and characteristics. Visitors can also interact with many animals such as the sika deer, moufflons, and goats.

Swiss Apls from outdoor mineral pool

Mineral Baths & Spa

The Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa is a wellness center located on Mount Rigi. It features an indoor pool that leads directly to an outdoor mineral pool, where you can enjoy spectacular Alpine views. The space also features a spa area, sauna, steam baths, and relaxation areas. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of massages and beauty treatments.

Gersau lakeside

Kindli Lakeside Beach

Kindli Lakeside Beach is a popular spot for swimming and relaxing by the lakeside of Gersau. The beach features a children’s pool, equipped with toys, a three-meter high diving board and even paddle boat and raft to rent, making it a great place to relax as a family.

The historical St. Meinrad Chappel


Mount Rigi has several chapels and churches that are worth a visit. One of the most famous is the Chapel of St. Michael, which is built into the rocks and offers stunning views of Lake Lucerne. Another popular chapel is the 19th-century Regina Montium on Rigi Kulm, known for its beautiful frescoes. There is also the Chapel of St. Meinrad, dedicated to the patron saint of hospitality and the Astrid Chapel in Küssnacht am Rigi, which is named after the Swedish princess who spent her summers in the area.

Giant chess board at Mount Rigi


There are several playgrounds located throughout Mount Rigi, including ones in Rigi Kaltbad, Rigi Burggesit, and Goldau. These playgrounds feature a variety of play equipment for children to enjoy, such as trampolines, slides, climbing frames, and more. Additionally, many of the playgrounds offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes, making them a great place for families to relax and have fun while taking in the beautiful scenery.

Group of friends making barbecue

Barbeque Spots

Mount Rigi offers a variety of barbeque spots that are ideal for picnics with family and friends. The Rotstock Feuerstelle is one of the most popular picnic spots that you encounter along your path down the trail from Rotstock. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Swiss Alps while cooking up a feast on the provided grills. 

Plan Your Visit to Mount Rigi

Opening Hours
View Of Train On Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi is open for visitors throughout the year, at all times.

Best Time to Visit: Mount Rigi is a treat for visitors all year round. During the low season, from November to February, the stays are quite affordable. Avoid weekends and public holidays and visit during the early mornings or after 5 PM to experience smaller crowds. One must try visiting it between 9 AM to 5 PM to catch a view of the natural surroundings.

Mount Rigi Switzerland Wide Angle view

Address: Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland [ Find on Maps]

Getting There

By Train: World’s oldest cogwheel train is available from villages Arth Goldau or Vitznau. 

By Cable Car: Take a cable car starting from Weggis, or Kräbel to reach the mountain top.

By Car: If you are traveling from Zurich, getting a car may be the best option to reach Arth Goldau, from where you can hop on the train to reach Mount Rigi.

Wheelchair Access
  • Spa: One can avail of the best mineral bath and spa experience at Rigi Kaltbald.
  • Wheelchair: Not all stations have wheelchair accessibility. However, Rigi Kulm, Rigi Kaltbad, Staffelhöhe, and Rigi Staffel has the facility available for specially-abled people. The Goldau to Vitznau cogwheel railway does provide wheelchair accessibility.
Dining at mount rigi
  • Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz: A 21-minute walk from Arth, you can enjoy tastes of Swiss cheese on toast (Käseschnitte), meat, and carpaccio as you unwind in the mountains. 
  • Bistro by Regina Montium: A 7-minute drive from Rigi, you can experience authentic Swiss gastronomy prepared from local products here.
  • Restaurant Lok 7: Located at an 8-minute drive from Rigi, it offers the Alpine Cordon Bleu Lunch, as well as stunning views of the Alps.
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Helpful Tips
  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to travel on the world’s oldest cogwheel train. Book tickets to Mount Rigi online and in advance to avoid disappointment and ensure availability.
  • Do not forget to carry your camera and related equipment to capture the views.
  • Wear comfortable clothes as you may have to venture out for longer hours of the day.
  • Opt for your sturdiest hiking shoes that will allow you to comfortably navigate the terrain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mount Rigi Train Tickets

Do I need to buy tickets to Mount Rigi?

Mount Rigi can be accessed for free. However, you need to buy tickets to access the cogwheel train or the cable car to get to the summit.

What are the different types of Mount Rigi tickets available?

You can look to buy a day pass or day pass with lunch or even a combo tour that will allow you to explore more of Lucerne, such as the Kaltbad Mineral Baths.

How much do Mount Rigi tickets cost?

You can purchase day passes to Mount Rigi at CHF 72.

What is the cancellation policy for Mount Rigi tickets?

The train tickets to Mount Rigi cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

Do I need to book tickets in advance to enter Mount Rigi?

While you don't need tickets to gain admission to Mount Rigi, you will need to book tickets to access the cogwheel train or the cable car. It is best to book tickets in advance for a hassle-free trip.

What is the Mount Rigi?

Mount Rigi, located in Central Switzerland, is a mountain known for its panoramic views of the surrounding lakes, mountains, and landscapes. The mountain has several hiking trails, and also offers various winter sports activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

What are Mount Rigi's hours?

Mount Rigi is open throughout the day.

How long does it take to visit Mount Rigi?

Typically, it depends on the activities you undertake at Mount Rigi. If you have gone simply for the view, two hours may be enough. However, if you plan to hike or partake in one of the winter activities such as snowboarding, you might need to set aside a whole day.

What is the best time to visit Mount Rigi?

Mount Rigi is accessible all throughout the year. During summer, you can choose to go for short hikes and walks. Winters can be chosen as the preferred time for snow-based sports activities.

Is the Mount Rigi wheelchair accessible?

Not all stations connecting to Mount Rigi are wheelchair accessible. Some of the stations providing the options are Rigi Kulm, Rigi Kaltbad, Staffelhöhe, and Rigi Staffel.