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Best Cable Car Rides in Switzerland

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Cable cars are an important aspect of Swiss life and a wonderful means for tourists to explore Switzerland and its numerous high peaks. Even the largest mountains can be easily accessible because of the nation's highly developed transportation system. Everybody and everyone can visit the spectacular landscapes of which Switzerland is so proud thanks to cable cars. Listed below are the best cable car rides in Switzerland.


Klein Matterhorn, Zermatt

The Klein Matterhorn cable car station in Zermatt, which is 3,883 meters high, is the highest in all of Europe and sets the bar for an enjoyable experience. It's just magnificent to see the vistas of some of Switzerland's tallest mountains. These modern cable cars are known as "Crystal Ride" cabins because they are coated with Swarovski crystals and are one of the must-try cable car rides in Switzerland. The trip takes around nine minutes; after three minutes, the clouds part, revealing a stunning view of the glacial panorama from the four cabins.


Pilatus, Lucerne

At about 2,100 meters above sea level, Mount Pilatus provides a variety of activities, including hiking, cycling, concerts, dining, and storytelling. The Panorama Gondola cable cars at Pilatus take about 30 minutes to reach the summit. From Kriens across Krienseregg all the way to the Frakmuntegg station, the Pilatus trip provides breathtaking sights and is definitely one of the best cable car rides in Switzerland.


Stanserhorn Cabrio

You may ascend the 1,898-meter-high mountain Stanserhorn in Switzerland with the cable car that is located in Stans town. The CabriO cable vehicle features an open upper deck that makes for a great photo opportunity. The cable car is a truly special Swiss experience that is just waiting to be explored if you are nearby.

The magnificent ride on the CabriO cableway up the Stanserhorn is like traveling through time. The cable car, which was first used in 1893, travels over a 100-kilometer alpine chain, and it is the best cable car ride in Switzerland to relish the view of ten glittering lakes, marmots, a nature preserve, and beautiful flora and animals



The Chilcherberge cable car is not recommended for anyone with a phobia of heights, and most especially not for families with young children. It's an open-air cable vehicle made entirely of wooden seats, and it's unquestionably one of the wildest and best cable car rides in Switzerland. The trail brings you to Golzern, and then the cable car takes you to Bristen. Or, if you like, you can finish by walking the other way.


Harder Kulm

In Harder Kulm, which offers one of the best cable car rides in Switzerland, you'll experience a sense of wonderment. From the viewing point (1,322 meters), you can see the lakes Brienz and Thun as well as the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains. In just ten minutes, this journey provides breathtaking views of some of Switzerland's most beautiful valleys, mountains, and lakes. You won't be able to forget a single moment of the journey, so make sure to get your camera ready or, if you prefer, just enjoy the beauty with your eyes.


Schilthorn in the Bernese Alps

The 30-minute cable car ride to Schilthorn in the Bernese Mountains is pretty enjoyable. Getting to the Lauterbrunnen Valley from the station is a wonderful journey, and you can reach the 2,970-meter-high summit of Schilthorn via cable car, where the views are spectacular. More than 200 mountain summits will be visible all around you, and the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau ranges will likely be best seen.



The new Eiger Express tricable gondola transports passengers from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station in about 15 minutes. This reduces the time it takes to go to Jungfraujoch and to the slopes by 47 minutes. The journey from Grindelwald to Eiger is breathtaking, with freezing air rushing over your face the entire time. For those who are merely interested in sightseeing, getting to Jungfraujoch, also known as "the Top of Europe," is made simple by one of the best-seated cable car rides in Switzerland.


Mont Fort, Verbier

It takes four different cable cars to get to Mont Fort from Verbier, and each cable car ride is an adventure in and of itself. Depending on which cable car you are in, you will see different sights. The last cable car ascends the mountain's final 400 meters of glacial terrain and brings you close to the summit, where a stone staircase climbs to the summit. The air up there is clear, crisp, and clean, and when combined with the 360-degree panorama, you'll be astounded making it the best cable car ride in Switzerland.

Frequently Asked Question
The Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway, one of the world's longest cable-car rides, connects Grindelwald-Grund to the Männlichen summit.
There are so many best places in Switzerland to ride cable cars, and the Klein Matterhorn cable car station in Zermatt is the highest in all of Europe (3,883 meters) and sets the bar for this enjoyable experience.
The following are the top five cable car rides in the world.​Peak2Peak Gondola, Canada​Sugarloaf Cable Car, Brazil​Titlis Rotair, Switzerland.​Mérida Cable Car, Venezuela​Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, US
The price range for adults starts at CHF 14.40 one-way and CHF 22.40 roundtrip. Apart from this, there are so many trip packages available.
The Swiss Travel Pass includes free travel on the Rigi, Stanserhorn, Stoos, Brunni, and Klewenalp cable cars, as well as subsidized travel on the majority of other cable cars.
The only public cable car in the canton of Zurich, which is part of the Zurich transportation system, runs from Adliswil in the Sihl Valley, just outside of Zurich, to the Felsenegg. In just five minutes, it raises you to an altitude of 803 meters above sea level.
The Glacier Express Of all the panoramic tours through Switzerland, the Glacier Express journey is the most popular.
You take around ten minutes to go from the valley station to the commanding summit. The peak, which is 2,502 meters above sea level, offers stunning views of France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.
The gondola lift runs from the glacier village of Grindelwald towards First in 25 minutes.
Tickets for round-trip travel cost CHF 95 per person.
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