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Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland [2023]

September 10, 2019 Last Updated on January 26, 2023

At the completion of the summer/high season in Switzerland, many mountain funiculars cease operation until April or May. Some cableways close for maintenance prior to the busy winter season commencing.

In the article below, you will find details of closure dates for many of the most popular cableways and funiculars in Switzerland.

Swiss Travel Pass holders receive a 50% discount off most of the cable cars and funiculars mentioned below. Find out more on this link.

Note: This article is continuously being updated as new closure dates are announced.

Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland – 2023

Jungfrau Region

Stechelberg – Murren – Schilthorn cablewayClosed from 24 to 28 April, 2023
Closed from 13 October to 12 December, 2023
Murren – Allmendhubel funicularClosed from 11 April to 9 June, 2023
Closed from 16 October to 8 December, 2023
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenClosed from 8 May to 2 June, 2023
Closed from 2 October to 8 December, 2023
Harder Kulm funicularOpen only from 7 April to 22 November, 2023
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayClosed from 11 April to 26 May, 2023
Wengen – Kleine Scheidegg trainClosed from 24 April to 5 May, 2023
Closed from 6 November to 1 December, 2023
Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg trainClosed from 8 to 17 May, 2023
Grindelwald – Eiger Glacier cableway
(Eiger Express)
Closed from 6 to 10 November, 2023
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayOpen from 27 May to 22 October, 2023
Grindelwald – First cablewayOpen from 17 December 22 to 29 October, 2023
Grindelwald – Pfingstegg cablewayOpen only from 13 May to 15 October, 2023
Schynige Platte railwayOpen only from 1 July to 22 October, 2023
Gelmer funicularOpen only from 3 June to 22 October, 2023
Stockhorn cablewayOpen until 12 March 2023
The Harder Kulm funicular takes passengers from Interlaken to Harder Kulm.
Harder Kulm funicular. Image credit: Swiss Travel System

Kandersteg area

Niesen funicularOpen from 5 May to 25 October 2023
Kandersteg – Oeschinensee cablewayClosed on 13 May 2023
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Closed 16 October to 3 November, 2023
Peak Walk by Tissot at Glacier 3000
The Peak Walk by Tissot, a 107 metre long suspension bridge, spans two mountain peaks at Glacier 3000.

Lucerne area

Engelberg – Trubsee cablewayNo closures
TITLIS Rotair (Stand – TITLIS)Closed 6 to 17 November 2023
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – PilatusClosed 23 October to 10 November, 2023
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayClosed from 6 March to 21 April 2023
Closed from 20 November to 1 December 2023
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayClosed 7 to 28 April, 2023 (week days)
Closed 6 to 17 November, 2023 (week days)
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularOpen 7 April to 26 November, 2023
Schwyz – Stoos funicularNo current closures
Morschach – Stoos cablewayNo current closures

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 2 October 2023
Zermatt to Rothorn cablewayNo current closures

Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicularNo current closures
Orselina – Cardada cablewayClosed from 6 November to 20 December 2023
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed from 6 November to 20 December 2023
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular

Lugano

Monte Generoso Open 25 March to 29 October 2023
Monte San Salvatore funicularClosed from 6 to 10 March 2023
Monte Bre funicularClosed until 17 February 2023

*All information is provided in good faith.  It is recommended you check the website of the funicular/cableway to confirm operating dates.


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