Rigi Railway

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  • Vitznau-Rigi: Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871
  • Duration: 23 minutes, departs every 30 minutes
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Rigi Railway - Map

Rigi Railway - Map

Rigi Railway - Facts


The Rigi Railway runs up from Vitznau and Arth Goldau to the Rigi Kulm at 1789 meter above sea level. From here you have the best views to Lake Lucerne and surrounding mountains.

At the station

The Rigi Railway runs from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm on the summit and back to Arth-Goldau station. From Lucerne to Vitznau ships run every hour in the summer season. Trains from Arth Goldau to Lucerne operate every 30 minutes. Its possible to make a round trip Lucerne-Vitznau-Rigi Kulm-Arth Goldau-Lucerne. 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Big windows to enjoy the magnificent views
  • Only second class available on Rigi trains 


No catering onboard, however there are restaurants on the Rigi Kulm and most other stations.


Not available.

Power sockets

Not available.


Children up to 15 years travel for free on a Family Card when they travel with their (grand)parents. This Family Card is for sale at any Swiss train station for 30 Swiss Francs. When you're travelling on a Pass of the Swiss Travel System this card is available for free. 


Dogs are accepted on the Rigi Railway. Small dogs in a bag or bench travel for free, larger dogs pay half the adult fare. Dogs have always to be on a leash. 


Limited luggage space available. There are luggage lockers in Lucerne to store you large luggage so you can travel up the Rigi light.


You can board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards

When you're making more train journeys within Switzerland it's advisable to book the Swiss Travel Pass. Tickets of the Swiss Travel System give a discount of 100% on the Rigi Railway. 

Interrail / Eurail

Interrail and Eurail are not valid on the Rigi Railway but give a discount on tickets bought locally.


For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train


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