Luzern-Engelberg Express - Central Switzerland
Charmingly scenic Swiss rail journey
2nd class 26 Sfr (13 with your Half Fare Card); 1st class 42 Sfr (21 with your Half Fare Card). FREE (2nd class) with the Tell Pass. FREE travel 3/4 of the route to Engelberg with the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount. Small seat reservation applies.
This 43 minute journey has dedicated trains with panoramic windows to give you the best possible views of the beautiful countryside through which you will travel. Though relatively short, this route is still fully entitled to be classed as one of Switzerland's scenic journeys and we highly recommend it as a memorable day trip for anyone staying in Engelberg or Lucerne.
Day trip from your LUCERNE base
Lunch in Engelberg: The trains run regularly so it is easy to hop on and be transported to Engelberg for a stroll around and a pleasant lunch in one of the village restaurants.
Walking in the Mountains: There are a number of themed walking trails around Engelberg, such as the mountain flower trail. The Buirebähnli lifts will help transport you across the countryside and there are crystal clear mountain lakes to enjoy.
Mount Titlis: This famous glacier at 3,238m has snow all year round so you can enjoy snowtubing in he height of summer! There are also plenty of beautiful walks and of course panoramic views across the Alps.
DAY TRIP FROM your ENGELBERG base
Day in Lucerne: It is well worth taking a trip to Lucerne to enjoy the charming Old Town, the Lion Monument and shopping for handmade chocolates. A long lunch overlooking the water is a real treat.
Lake Cruise: Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Lake Lucerne - you could alight at one of the villages, or simply enjoy a round trip with fantastic views all around. The modern boats and nostalgic steamers all offer refreshments.
Stanserhorn: The Luzern-Engelberg Express calls at the village of Stans. From here, there is a funicular and then a cable car ride to take you to the stunning viewing platform of the Stanserhorn at 1,898m.
The Luzern-Engelberg Express runs an hourly service in the high season and takes just 43 minutes, with fantastic views through the panoramic windows. From May to October, there is an onboard treasure hunt for children - they can spot pirates along the line and are given a treasure chest to take home.
More things to see and do in Central Switzerland
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.
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Your choice of resorts and hotels in Central Switzerland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Central Switzerland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.