There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Pilatus by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$77 - $101

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. 15
  2. 164-Y

$54 - $94

2 alternative options

Train BLS AG  •  3 h 46 min

  1. 89-Y
  2. 164-Y

$67 - $97

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 77.7 miles

$16 - $24

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Pilatus, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Bern to Pilatus via Zurich and Lucerne in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bern to Pilatus via Luzern, Alpnachstad, and Alpnachstad PB in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Alpnachstad PB to Pilatus Kulm
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bern and Pilatus is 62 km. The road distance is 124 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Pilatus is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Bern to Pilatus is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs SFr 16 - SFr 24.

No, there is no direct train from Bern to Pilatus. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Pilatus Kulm via Luzern and Alpnachstad PB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Bern to Pilatus, including transfers.