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Please follow these safety measures when traveling on Mount Rigi railways.

Useful information

Here you will find the answers to most frequently asked questions about your trip around the Queen of the Mountains.

For weather forecasts for Mt. Rigi please visit Weather. For accurate current weather statues we suggest you to take a live look in our webcams. Please bear in mind, weather conditions can change in mountain at anytime.

For getting to the top of Mt. Rigi you have various choices. The easiest way of getting to the mountain top is take the cogwheel train from Vitznau or Arth-Goldau. If you want to experience different options, you can catch the cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad, where you have the connections with the cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm (Top of Mt. Rigi).

To plan your trip, please check the timetables here.

  • Vitznau to Rigi Kulm approx. 30 Minutes by cogwheel train
  • Weggis via Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Kulm approx. 40 Minutes by aerial cable car and cogwheel train
  • Arth-Goldau to Rigi Kulm approx. 40 Minutes cogwheel train

A regular day ticket costs CHF 72 per adult. A day ticket allows you to enjoy unrestricted travel with Rigi Mountain Railways within 1 day. Holders of a valid GA Travelcard or Swiss Travel Pass can travel with Rigi Mountain Railways for free. 

For detail information about single tickets, group tickets, reservations and attractive offerings please visit here. You can also call us at +41 41 399 87 87 or send us an e-mail to

Holders of the following tickets can travel free of charge with Rigi mountain railways:

  • GA Travelcard
  • Day Travel Pass
  • Tell-Pass
  • Swiss Travel Pass 
  • Swiss Transfer Ticket

Holders of the following tickets can enjoy 50% off on the regular price with Rigi mountain railways:

  • Half-Fare Travelcard
  • Eurail/Interrail Pass

Further reductions and details of offerings can be found here.

Yes. Mt. Rigi is here for everyone. Our train staff is experienced and glad to assist travelers with strollers, wheelchair or any mobility aids for getting on and off the train. Please let us know if you need any help. You can find various barrier-free routes and facilities to discover the Queen of the Mountains here. 

The most comfortable way to buy your Rigi Mountain Railways ticket, is to buy it online in our webshop

Tickets are also available from numerous outlets across Switzerland. You can purchase Rigi tickets from many SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) train stations, at the boat station of Lake Lucerne as well as in the Tourist Information of Lucerne. 

Seat reservations are not obligatory at Rigi Mountain Railways. But if you are travelling in groups of 10 persons or more, we recommended you to secure your seats prior to your arrival. For seat reservations you can call +41 41 399 87 87 or send us an e-mail to Seat reservations are free of charge. 

Did you find all the information you need? 

If you have any other questions regarding your trip to/around Mt. Rigi, please feel free to contact us. Our guest service team is happy to help you and aimed answer your questions within short time. 

Rigi Guest Service 
+41 41 399 87 87

Our customer-service-team is available from Mo - Fr from 08.00h - 12.00h by phone and e-mail. Due to these limited business hours, we ask you to be patient until your message can be answered.