Aerial cable car

The aerial cable car is the fastest way to travel up Mt. Rigi – and one of the most spectacular.

From Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad

The Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad aerial cable car began operating in 1968, adding another method of transportation to the Rigi Bahnen network.

Cabins that can accommodate up to 70 people have been running between Weggis and Rigi Kaltbad since 1993.

Technical details: aerial cable car from Weggis

Commissioning  15 July 1968
Construction company Garaventa AG, Goldau
System Shuttle service with 2 cabins
Weggis valley station 499 m a.s.l.
Rigi Kaltbad mountain station 1,423 m a.s.l.
Difference in elevation 924 m
Cableway operating length 2,330 m
Medium gradient 44,3%
Steepest gradient
of the load line curve
Longest span length 1,083 m
Drive mechanism  
Number of rollers per drive mechanism 24 units
Braking force of the safety brakes 15,5 t/drive mechanism
Cabin capacity 76 + 1 people
Maximum speed 9 m/s
Normal speed 5 m/s
Travel time at maximum speed 6 min 48 sec
Travel time at normal speed 10 minutes
Transport capacity 600 people per hour