Lucerne To Titlis Train: All You Need To Know

Titlis, at 3,239 meters above sea level, is the highest point of Canton Obwalden. This well-known mountain is convenient to reach from Engelberg village. Titlis is an excellent destination with a panoramic style view, easily accessed from the valley via Stand.

The views of the alps from Titlis are fantastic. You will see the glacier and rock ridges while riding the cable car and at the mountain station. From the mountain station of Titlis, you will only need 219 meters to reach the peak. However, this can only be reached with appropriate alpine climbing shoes good for serious alpine hiking. The marked routes should be strictly followed.

From Titlis, the views of the Rhaetian, Bernese, and Valais Alps are absolutely beautiful.

Image taken from Titlis by Denis Linine from Pixabay

It is possible to go from Lucerne to Titlis in one day. Based on the travel time we have already experienced, I estimate around 1 hour and 15 minutes each way.

On this page, you can find all the information you need regarding the train journey from Zurich to Titlis.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains

You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.


Are There Direct Trains From Lucerne to Titlis?

As of the time of writing (July 2022), there are no direct trains from Lucerne to Titlis.

Titlis can be reached via Engelberg from Lucerne.


How to Get From Lucerne to Titlis

To get from Lucerne to Titlis, you will have to take the following connections:

  1. Take the Interregio train from Lucerne to Engelberg.
  2. In Engelberg, take the bus that goes to Engelberg, Titlisbahn.
  3. Once in the valley station, you will take the gondola to Stand.
  4. In Stand, you will take the cable car to Titlis.

Alternatively, you can also simply walk from Engelberg train station to the Titlis valley station. It is a short 10-minute walk from the Engelberg train station to the Titlis valley station.


How Long Does It Take From Lucerne to Titlis?

The following table shows the travel duration from Lucerne to Titlis:

RouteDuration
Lucerne – Engelberg – Bus to Titlis Valley Station (Talstation Titlis) – Stand – Titlis 1 hour 15 minutes
Lucerne – Engelberg – Walk to Titlis Valley Station (Talstation Titlis) – Stand – Titlis1 hour 17 minutes

How Much Will the Train Ticket From Lucerne to Titlis Cost?

As of the time of writing (July 2022), here are the train ticket prices from Lucerne to Titlis:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare Travel Card (CHF)
Lucerne – Engelberg – Titlis Valley Station (Talstation Titlis) – Stand – Titlis88.4044.20

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can definitely save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is definitely something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train. But you can always add this option if that is your wish.