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Where is Mount Titlis? | How to locate Switzerland's Alpine Paradise

Where is Mount Titlis located?

Getting to Engelberg

Train at platform ready to leave, Zurich central

From Zurich

By train: Depart from Zurich HB and catch a Zürich Oerlikon or HBF train to Lucerne Main Train Station (Luzern Hauptbahnhof). From there, transfer to the train bound for Engelberg.

Travel time: 1.5 hours
Average cost: 40 Francs
Suitable for: Those seeking the quickest route to Engelberg, budget travelers

By car: From Zurich, take the A4 motorway towards Zug, passing by Lake Zug and the scenic Swiss countryside. Then transition onto the A14 towards Lucerne. Continue on the A14 until reaching the exit for Engelberg.

Travel time: 2-2.5 hours
Average cost: Usually 100 Francs if you're renting a car
Suitable for: Those seeking hassle-free travel

From Lucerne

From Lucerne

By train: To travel from Lucerne to Engelberg by train, head to Lucerne Main Train Station. Catch the hourly Luzern-Engelberg Express from the station.

Travel time: 30-45 minutes
Average cost: 20 Francs
Suitable for: Those seeking the quickest route to Engelberg, budget travelers

By car: From Lucerne, head south on Route 2, passing Lake Lucerne and the Lion Monument. Merge onto Route 4 towards Stans, driving past scenic views of the Swiss countryside and through the town of Alpnach. Stay on Route 4 until you reach Engelberg.

Travel time: 1.5 hours
Average cost: Usually 50 Francs if you're renting a car
Suitable for: Those seeking hassle-free travel

Ascending Mount Titlis from Engelberg

From Engelberg to Stand

From Engelberg to Stand

Travel time: 15 minutes
Nearest stop: Stand station

The initial part of the trip from Engelberg to Titlis involves riding the Titlis Express gondola. These 8-seater cable cars travel from Engelberg to Stand via Trübsee, with the journey lasting approximately 15 minutes. Departures occur continuously from the valley station (Talstation Titlis) in Engelberg.

From Stand to Titlis

From Stand to Titlis

Travel time: 15 minutes
Nearest stop: Titlis cable car station

Subsequently, the Titlis Rotair gondola transports passengers from the Stand station to the summit. This segment marks the concluding portion of the Engelberg to Titlis journey. The Titlis rotair is a 360-degree cable car on Mount Titlis, requiring an additional 15 minutes. Thus, the entire journey duration is approximately 30 minutes.

Operating hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with the final ascent at 4:00 pm and the last descent at 5:00 pm. Note that there may be seasonal closures affecting services during November.




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Frequently asked questions about how to get to Mount Titlis

What is the cheapest way to reach Mount Titlis?

The cheapest way to reach Mount Titlis is by utilizing the trains to get to Engelberg, and then purchasing tickets for the cable cars that take you up the mountain.

How do I get to Mount Titlis from the airport?

To get to Mount Titlis from the airport, you can take a train from Zurich Airport to Engelberg, and then use the cable cars to ascend to Mount Titlis. Alternatively, you can arrange for a private transfer or taxi service from the airport to Engelberg for direct access to the mountain.

Which is the closest train station to Mount Titlis?

The closest train station to Mount Titlis is Engelberg train station. From there, you can take cable cars to reach the mountain.

How long does it take to get to Mount Titlis?

The duration to reach Mount Titlis can vary based on your starting point and mode of transportation. Typically, from Engelberg, the journey to the summit via cable cars takes around 30 minutes, including transfers. However, travel time takes longer from other locations in Switzerland.

Is there any parking near Mount Titlis?

Yes, there is parking available near Mount Titlis, particularly at the valley cable car station in Engelberg. From there, visitors can proceed to take the cable cars up to Mount Titlis.

How does the weather affect transportation options to Mount Titlis?

Weather conditions, particularly strong winds, heavy snowfall, or fog, can impact transportation options to Mount Titlis. Cable car operations may be temporarily suspended or altered for safety reasons during adverse weather conditions.

Are there any scenic routes or stops along the way when traveling to Mount Titlis?

Yes! On your way, you can see Lake Lucerne, picturesque Swiss villages, and the towering peaks of the Alps, culminating in the charming atmosphere of Engelberg village and its surrounding natural beauty. Keep an eye out for charming chalets, traditional wooden bridges, and grazing cattle, all contributing to the idyllic Swiss countryside scenery.