One of the most visited mountain peaks in Switzerland. Located at 3200m height, you will never be disappointed with the breathtaking views. It has got snow at all seasons. If you are visiting Lucern region, this should be on top of your list of places to visit. It is a perfect alternate to Jungfrau.
Things to Know before you Go
Quick Changes in Weather
Be prepared for all types of weather at the top. It will be bright and sunny and there will be passing shower suddenly. Layered clothing is always the best. For ex: Thermals + Fleece + Jacket.
Snacks & Water
Do carry snacks, packed lunch, wrapped sandwich and a refill water bottle. This will help you cut down the additional cost at the top. There are restaurants at the base station where you can also buy and keep some stock. Carry water bottle and refill it. Tap water is safe to drink
Tickets & Passes
The Single journey tickets and tickets bought only for Mount titlis is not cost effective unless you plan to spend couple of days in Engelberg region. Go for the passes offered by the region, that will definitely help you with enormous cost savings. The Tickets will include many free activities at the top. Do use it wisely.
How to reach Mt. Titlis
Titlis is located in Engelberg which is only 45 minutes by train from Lucern. The train journey itself is scenic with long & large see through windows.
10 to 15 minutes by walk, you will reach the base station of Mount Titlis. There is also a free shuttle bus from the station.
After reaching the base station, you can buy tickets or use your travel pass (we had Tell pass) to get into the cable car which takes you to the intermediate station. The Rotating cable car will then take you to the summit @3200m
Lucern to Engelberg-Scenic Train
Engelberg to Titlis Intermediate station- Cable Car
Titlis Intermediate station to Summit- Rotair Cable Car
Tickets & Passes
We bought the tell pass winter pass which costed us 192 CHF (15000 INR) for three days per person. Return tickets will cost 96 CHF (8000 INR)
Our Scenic train journey from Lucern to Engelberg (return )
Bus fare from Engelberg station to Titlis base station
Entry Tickets to Mt. Titlis (Cable car & Rotair)
Activities icluded in the pass: Snow Tubing, Ice flyer, Cliff walk, Glacier cave, The BagJump Tower, Trampoline2Bag, slackline and bouncy castle
You can find detailed pricing regarding Skiing, Hiking passes and other adventure sports here
Rotating Cable Car (Included in Pass)
You will not miss it. Titlis got the world’s first revolving cable car lifting passengers from the intermediate station to the peak! This uplift is of maximum thrill and also gives you the best views from the top. We had issues with mist cover blocking our view one way. The return was very good.
The Rotair spins 360 deg, so everyone in the lift will get a fair share of 360-degree view of the surrounding Swiss Aps.
Snow park (Free Activity)
Snow tubing is our all-time favourite fun activity. All you have do is lie or sit back and ride down the slope as many times as you want. Need to carry the tube again to the top though
Cliff Walk: (free activity)
The TITLIS Cliff Walk holds the record for being the highest suspension bridge in Europe. There is a 500m free fall and the bridge stands at the height of 3000m. Its length is approx. 100m long
Glacier Cave: (free activity)
Glacier cave is said to be 5000 years old and easy to spot when you reach the top. Passing through the glacier cave, you will enter the open top area of Mt. Titlis
Ice flyer Chair lift: (Included in pass)
This will take you to the top of the summit for skiing. Or you can take the lift up and down. The views are simply superb. Just don’t look down
We found this restaurant at the base station. You can grab a quick lunch and dine in. Prices were ok. We loved the hot samosas and the masala chai
Conclusion & Our Recommendation
It was an awesome day trip. Travel was not tiring from Lucern and takes less than a hour to reach Titlis base station. You can easily spend the entire day at the Top. We also found decent accommodations near Titlis if you want to spend couple of days in Engelberg.
Switzerland is beautiful wherever you go. Titlis is the best alternate to Jungfrau. You can do it at 50% lesser cost
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