Eigenthal (Pilatus) Route

From Lucerne to the popular Eigenthal Valley

Take the Eigenthal (Pilatus) Route and enjoy the ride from Lucerne via Kriens to the popular Eigenthal Valley with over 100 hiking trails in an exceptional, scenic landscape. From Kriens the Panorama Gondola takes only 30 minutes to reach the exciting Mount Pilatus adventure. The postbuses on the Eigenthal Valley route (no. 71) operate every day of the year.

The Eigenthal (Pilatus) Route (postbus route 71) travels from the Lucerne train station to the Eigenthal Valley at the foot of Lucerne’s Mount Pilatus. The direct route to the Eigenthal Valley takes no more than 30 minutes. Hop off the bus now and then to discover some highlights on the way. 


  • Enjoy a stroll through the picturesque old town of Lucerne, visit some of the city’s many points of interest and museums or take a ride on the lake in a paddle steamer (PostBus stop Luzern, Bahnhof).
  • A funicular railway starting in Kriens climbs up to Sonnenberg, an ideal destination for the whole family with fireplaces for grilling, playgrounds, adventure paths, and other attractions (PostBus stop Kriens, Busschleife).
  • From Kriens you can also get to the top of Mount Pilatus by gondola and cable car. If you look for action, head for the Pilatus Rope Park, the longest summer sledding run in Switzerland or the exciting Pilu-Land adventure playground. Artist Hans Erni created the Dragon Path based on the many legends surrounding Mount Pilatus. Enjoy the magnificent views from one of the generous sun-flooded terraces. Restaurant Bellevue and the historic Pilatus-Kulm mountain hotel beckon to stay and relax for a while.
  • Visit the baroque pilgrimage church in Hergiswald with its black Madonna and the painted ceiling (PostBus stop Hergiswald, Kirche).
  • The pristine scenery of the Eigenthal valley is best explored on foot or by mountain bike (PostBus stop Eigenthal, Talboden). In winter numerous cross-country ski trails for both classic and skate skiing are available for a healthy workout in the snow-covered valley.

Travel information

Arrival: PostBus Route 71 from Luzern, Bahnhof to the final stop, Eigenthal, Talboden 
Return: PostBus Route 71 from Eigenthal, Talboden to Luzern, Bahnhof


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Timetable information

View timetable online

Timetable 60.071


Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
Increased bicycle transport capacity in summer. Reservations are required.
Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
Some vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. Available by arrangement. For information call tel. +41 58 448 06 22


Explore the area of the Eigenthal (Pilatus) Route on foot

Contact details

PostBus Ltd
Center sector
Landenbergstrasse 36
P.O. Box 3642    
6002 Lucerne

+41 58 448 06 22