How to visit Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis in Switzerland makes a very popular day trip destination, especially from Lucerne. Many people choose to visit this mountain instead of the Jungfraujoch, and at almost 3,250 metres above sea level, it’s a pretty impressive peak.

Where is Mt. Titlis?

It's part of the Uri Alps, and at 3,238 metres above sea level it’s the highest peak to the north of the Susten Pass. It can be found to the south of Lake Lucerne, in the canton of Obwalden.

How to get to Mt. Titlis

Mt. Titlis is easy to reach from Lucerne with frequent trains from the city to Engelberg. You can also drive to the small resort, or take an organised day trip.

Trains from Lucerne to Engelberg

Trains depart hourly from Lucerne. You need to take the service heading south towards Engleberg, which is operated by Zentralbahn. The trip takes 43 minutes.

Engelberg to Titlis gondolas

The gondola travelling between Engelberg and Stand takes about 15 minutes. The Titlis Rotair gondola then takes visitors from the station at Stand up to the summit.

Ice Flyer chair lift

The six-seater Ice Flyer operates on the mountain between 9.15am and 4pm. A return trip on the Ice Flyer costs around CHF12.

Mount Titlis day trips

There are organised tours from Lucerne and Zurich, to Mt Titlis. If you prefer to travel at your own pace,  a self-guided day trip from Lucerne could be your best bet.

Things to do at Mt. Titlis

A stop at the viewing platform is a must, and you can also take a cliff walk, see the Glacier Cave and Glacier Park, or go shopping, hiking or skiing depending on the season.

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