cable railway

Goldau - Rigi Kulm cogwheel railway

Centrally located: the valley station of the cogwheel railway from Goldau is conveniently located on the north-south railway line and can be reached from Zurich Central Station in just 37 minutes, meaning that this is often the fastest way to reach Rigi Kulm.


Just a few minutes' walk from Arth-Goldau station is the valley station for Rigi Bahnen mountain railway. The wonderful, historic Arth-Rigi railway opened in 1875 and, over 140 years later, is still fascinating for young and old. Not only can the valley station be easily reached on public transport but Goldau is also perfectly situated for car drivers. Just next to the Goldau motorway exit is the large A4 parking area which is right beside the Rigi railway track. After the Goldau valley station, the A4 station is the second stop on the railway line.
From the A4 stop, the Rigi railway climbs up the steep track to Rigi Kulm. At the halfway station in Kräbel (about 10 minutes from Goldau), you can transfer to the Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg aerial cable car.
The Rigi railway winds on through woods and tunnels, across meadows and past steep waterfalls until it reaches the very summit at Rigi Kulm. Every now and again, you can see far into Central Switzerland and down onto Lake Zug from the train.
A ride in one of the many historic carriages is a very special experience. In these beautifully restored carriages, dating from between 1871 and 1911, passengers can enjoy the all-round view with nothing between them and the fresh mountain air. A real highlight is to travel in a train drawn by steam engine no. 16 or no. 17, built in 1923 and 1925 respectively.

On this cogwheel train the Rigi-voucher can be redeemed.


Bahnhofstrasse 7
6354 Vitznau
Phone: +41 41 399 87 87

objects one-way return
Goldau - Rigi Kulm CHF 42.00
Goldau - Rigi Klösterli CHF 31.00 CHF 50.00
Parking A4 (until 4 hours) CHF 5.00
Parking A4 (4 to 24 hours) CHF 8.00
Parkplatz Kräbel per day (Kräbel-Rigi Scheidegg aerial cable car) CHF 8.00
  • Day ticket Mt. Rigi Railways: Full fare = CHF 72.00, Half fare travelcard & local = CHF 36.00
  • Free travel for Swiss Pass (GA travel card) or Swiss Travel Pass holders
  • 50% discount for hotel guests staying overnight on Mt. Rigi
  • 20% discount with the Lake Lucerne region visitors’ card for Weggis Vitznau Rigi and Schwyz (cannot be combined with other discounts)
  • All children until and with the age of 15 accompanied by an adult travel free of charge on the Mount Rigi railways (not valid for groups or school classes).
  • Children under 16 years of age travelling alone pay the half-fare travelcard price.
  • Groups: special conditions apply, advance reservation required