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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...

$99 - $172

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Pilatus 175.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern

$101 - $223

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Pilatus hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Pilatus via Zurich and Lucerne in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Pilatus is 183 km. The road distance is 281 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Pilatus is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Pilatus is to drive which takes 3 h 11 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 55.

No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Pilatus. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Pilatus Kulm via Luzern and Alpnachstad PB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Geneva to Pilatus, including transfers.