List of mountains of Switzerland accessible by public transport

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View from the observation deck of the Klein Matterhorn, at 3883 metres above sea level Summit.jpg
View from the observation deck of the Klein Matterhorn, at 3883 metres above sea level

This is a list of mountains of Switzerland above 800 metres whose summits are accessible by public transport. This list includes mountains with a topographic prominence of at least 30 metres [1] that have a station above the height of their key col and within 120 metres (height difference) from the summit. The station can be reached by cable car, funicular, railway or bus. This list notably includes the Klein Matterhorn and the Säntis, respectively the highest [2] and the most prominent [3] peaks of Europe with public transport access. It also includes the Chasseral, the most isolated summit of the country accessible to pedestrians.

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This list does not include ski lifts. For a list of ski areas, see List of ski areas and resorts in Switzerland. For a general list of mountains, see List of mountains of Switzerland.

List

Mountain [4] Elevation (m) Prominence (m)Station elevation (m)Means of transportCanton(s)Coordinates
Klein Matterhorn 3883883860Cable car (and lift) Valais 45°56′18″N07°43′47″E / 45.93833°N 7.72972°E / 45.93833; 7.72972
Sphinx 3572823572Railway (and lift) Bern/Valais 46°32′51″N07°59′08″E / 46.54750°N 7.98556°E / 46.54750; 7.98556
Testa Grigia [5] 3479343479Cable car Valais 45°56′07″N07°42′27″E / 45.93528°N 7.70750°E / 45.93528; 7.70750
Mont Fort 33294083308Cable car Valais 46°04′49″N07°19′08″E / 46.08028°N 7.31889°E / 46.08028; 7.31889
Unnamed summit on Piz Corvatsch 3303483298Cable car Graubünden 46°25′03″N09°49′14″E / 46.41750°N 9.82056°E / 46.41750; 9.82056
Hohtälli 3275503275Cable car Valais 45°59′20″N07°48′08″E / 45.98889°N 7.80222°E / 45.98889; 7.80222
Gornergrat 3135503120Railway (and lift) Valais 45°59′00″N07°47′05″E / 45.98333°N 7.78472°E / 45.98333; 7.78472
Unterrothorn 31041233104Cable car Valais 46°01′19″N07°47′51″E / 46.02194°N 7.79750°E / 46.02194; 7.79750
Klein Titlis 3062453032Cable car Bern/Obwalden 46°46′13″N08°25′31″E / 46.77028°N 8.42528°E / 46.77028; 8.42528
Piz Nair 30561833022Cable car Graubünden 46°30′23″N09°47′15″E / 46.50639°N 9.78750°E / 46.50639; 9.78750
Mont Gelé 30232193002Cable car Valais 46°05′49″N07°16′45″E / 46.09694°N 7.27917°E / 46.09694; 7.27917
Diavolezza 297302973Cable car Graubünden 46°24′44″N09°57′53″E / 46.41222°N 9.96472°E / 46.41222; 9.96472
Scex Rouge 29711312940Cable car Vaud 46°19′38″N07°12′09″E / 46.32722°N 7.20250°E / 46.32722; 7.20250
Schilthorn 29703582970Cable car Bern 46°33′26″N07°50′07″E / 46.55722°N 7.83528°E / 46.55722; 7.83528
Gemsstock 2961862961Cable car Uri 46°36′08″N08°36′41″E / 46.60222°N 8.61139°E / 46.60222; 8.61139
Piz Lagalb 29595242893Cable car Graubünden 46°25′54″N10°01′25″E / 46.43167°N 10.02361°E / 46.43167; 10.02361
Pointe de la Plaine Morte 2927872882Cable car Bern/Valais 46°22′15″N07°29′13″E / 46.37083°N 7.48694°E / 46.37083; 7.48694
Parpaner Rothorn 2899772861Cable car Graubünden 46°44′35″N09°36′13″E / 46.74306°N 9.60361°E / 46.74306; 9.60361
Laaxer Stöckli 28982712806Chair lift Graubünden 46°52′59″N09°12′15″E / 46.88306°N 9.20417°E / 46.88306; 9.20417
Corne de Sorebois 2896822870Chair lift Valais 46°09′03″N07°35′12″E / 46.15083°N 7.58667°E / 46.15083; 7.58667
Fiescherhorli 2893382869Cable car Valais 46°25′35″N08°05′34″E / 46.42639°N 8.09278°E / 46.42639; 8.09278
Greitspitz 28671382867Chair lift Graubünden 46°58′13″N10°20′03″E / 46.97028°N 10.33417°E / 46.97028; 10.33417
Weissfluh 28434972820Cable car Graubünden 46°50′07″N09°47′39″E / 46.83528°N 9.79417°E / 46.83528; 9.79417
Fil de Cassons 26951942634Cable car Graubünden 46°52′43″N09°16′46″E / 46.87861°N 9.27944°E / 46.87861; 9.27944
Weissfluhjoch 2693642680Funicular Graubünden 46°50′00″N09°48′23″E / 46.83333°N 9.80639°E / 46.83333; 9.80639
Birg 2684862684Cable car Bern 46°33′42″N07°51′21″E / 46.56167°N 7.85583°E / 46.56167; 7.85583
Piz Martegnas 2681892670Chair lift Graubünden 46°34′37″N09°31′40″E / 46.57694°N 9.52778°E / 46.57694; 9.52778
Aroser Weisshorn 26532862653Cable car Graubünden 46°47′22″N09°38′19″E / 46.78944°N 9.63861°E / 46.78944; 9.63861
Jakobshorn 2590402565Cable car Graubünden 46°46′21″N09°50′57″E / 46.77250°N 9.84917°E / 46.77250; 9.84917
Bella Lui 2548502520Cable car Valais 46°20′57″N07°29′18″E / 46.34917°N 7.48833°E / 46.34917; 7.48833
Tête aux Chamois 2525402525Cable car Vaud 46°20′23″N07°12′53″E / 46.33972°N 7.21472°E / 46.33972; 7.21472
Säntis 250220212502Cable car Appenzell A./Appenzell I./St. Gallen 47°14′58″N09°20′35″E / 47.24944°N 9.34306°E / 47.24944; 9.34306
Unnamed summit on Crap Masegn 2472602472Cable car Graubünden 46°50′33″N09°10′48″E / 46.84250°N 9.18000°E / 46.84250; 9.18000
Lauberhorn 24721222394Chair lift Bern 46°35′33″N07°56′52″E / 46.59250°N 7.94778°E / 46.59250; 7.94778
Savoleyres 2372572354Gondola lift Valais 46°07′20″N07°12′43″E / 46.12222°N 7.21194°E / 46.12222; 7.21194
Niesen 23624072362Funicular Bern 46°38′46″N07°39′09″E / 46.64611°N 7.65250°E / 46.64611; 7.65250
Brienzer Rothorn 235013422290Cable car [6] Bern/Lucerne/Obwalden 46°47′13″N08°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694
Männlichen 23431412229Cable car Bern 46°37′05″N07°56′17″E / 46.61806°N 7.93806°E / 46.61806; 7.93806
Moosfluh 2334482334Gondola lift Valais 46°23′45″N08°02′54″E / 46.39583°N 8.04833°E / 46.39583; 8.04833
Crêt du Midi 2332332332Gondola lift Valais 46°13′47″N07°31′45″E / 46.22972°N 7.52917°E / 46.22972; 7.52917
Piz Scalottas 23231322323Chair lift Graubünden 46°43′19″N09°30′39″E / 46.72194°N 9.51083°E / 46.72194; 9.51083
Piz Sezner 23102362269Chair lift Graubünden 46°42′28″N09°06′20″E / 46.70778°N 9.10556°E / 46.70778; 9.10556
Calmut 23091602300Chair lift Graubünden 46°39′33″N08°41′03″E / 46.65917°N 8.68417°E / 46.65917; 8.68417
Hinterrugg 23064702262Cable car St. Gallen 47°09′13″N09°18′19″E / 47.15361°N 9.30528°E / 47.15361; 9.30528
Pointe des Mossettes 22771932250Chair lift Valais 46°11′26″N06°48′58″E / 46.19056°N 6.81611°E / 46.19056; 6.81611
Balmeregghorn 2255452230Chair lift Bern/Obwalden 46°45′11″N08°17′00″E / 46.75306°N 8.28333°E / 46.75306; 8.28333
Planplatten 2245562233Gondola lift Bern 46°44′13″N08°15′21″E / 46.73694°N 8.25583°E / 46.73694; 8.25583
Leist 2222772222Chair lift St. Gallen 47°03′54″N09°14′01″E / 47.06500°N 9.23361°E / 47.06500; 9.23361
Regenboldshorn 21931002137Chair lift Bern 46°26′32″N07°30′17″E / 46.44222°N 7.50472°E / 46.44222; 7.50472
Stockhorn 21903992150Cable car Bern 46°41′38″N07°32′15″E / 46.69389°N 7.53750°E / 46.69389; 7.53750
Furggabüel 2174592174Chair lift Graubünden 46°48′16″N09°29′43″E / 46.80444°N 9.49528°E / 46.80444; 9.49528
Stein 2172902150Chair lift Graubünden 46°43′33″N09°07′37″E / 46.72583°N 9.12694°E / 46.72583; 9.12694
Pointe de l'Au 21522022140Chair lift Valais 46°12′00″N06°50′28″E / 46.20000°N 6.84111°E / 46.20000; 6.84111
Pilatus 21285852070Railway, Cable car Nidwalden/Obwalden 46°58′26″N08°14′28″E / 46.97389°N 8.24111°E / 46.97389; 8.24111
Le Chamossaire 21123772100Chair lift Vaud 46°19′37″N07°03′40″E / 46.32694°N 7.06111°E / 46.32694; 7.06111
Rinderberg 20793712004Gondola lift Bern 46°30′20″N07°21′25″E / 46.50556°N 7.35694°E / 46.50556; 7.35694
Ziger 2074772019Chair lift St. Gallen 47°04′05″N09°14′58″E / 47.06806°N 9.24944°E / 47.06806; 9.24944
Piz Mundaun 2064832053Chair lift Graubünden 46°44′34″N09°09′37″E / 46.74278°N 9.16028°E / 46.74278; 9.16028
Berneuse 20451402045Gondola lift Vaud 46°21′35″N07°00′07″E / 46.35972°N 7.00194°E / 46.35972; 7.00194
Rochers de Naye 20425901968Railway Vaud 46°25′55″N06°58′34″E / 46.43194°N 6.97611°E / 46.43194; 6.97611
Chaux Ronde 20282231987Chair lift Vaud 46°19′23″N07°05′33″E / 46.32306°N 7.09250°E / 46.32306; 7.09250
Moléson 20025121970Cable car Fribourg 46°32′56″N07°01′02″E / 46.54889°N 7.01722°E / 46.54889; 7.01722
Tour de Don 19982631892Chair lift Valais 46°17′22″N06°51′44″E / 46.28944°N 6.86222°E / 46.28944; 6.86222
Sillerenbühl 1973381973Gondola lift Bern 46°28′20″N07°31′07″E / 46.47222°N 7.51861°E / 46.47222; 7.51861
Croix de Culet 19631551940Cable car Valais 46°10′32″N06°50′43″E / 46.17556°N 6.84528°E / 46.17556; 6.84528
Niederhorn 1963451934Cable car Bern 46°42′39″N07°46′24″E / 46.71083°N 7.77333°E / 46.71083; 7.77333
Höhi Wispile 19392801907Gondola lift Bern 46°26′08″N07°17′35″E / 46.43556°N 7.29306°E / 46.43556; 7.29306
Klingenstock 19354481925Chair lift Schwyz 46°57′27″N08°40′28″E / 46.95750°N 8.67444°E / 46.95750; 8.67444
Allmendhubel 1932331910Funicular Bern 46°33′51″N07°53′16″E / 46.56417°N 7.88778°E / 46.56417; 7.88778
Fronalpstock 19211891904Chair lift Schwyz 46°58′06″N08°38′14″E / 46.96833°N 8.63722°E / 46.96833; 8.63722
Stanserhorn 18985001848Cable car Nidwalden 46°55′47″N08°20′25″E / 46.92972°N 8.34028°E / 46.92972; 8.34028
Hugeligrat 18981291831Gondola lift Bern 46°31′09″N07°15′56″E / 46.51917°N 7.26556°E / 46.51917; 7.26556
Rigi 179812901752Railway Schwyz 47°03′24″N08°29′07″E / 47.05667°N 8.48528°E / 47.05667; 8.48528
Hoher Kasten 17912511791Cable car Appenzell I./St. Gallen 47°17′01″N09°29′07″E / 47.28361°N 9.48528°E / 47.28361; 9.48528
Musenalper Grat 17852051747Cable car Nidwalden 46°55′51″N08°26′30″E / 46.93083°N 8.44167°E / 46.93083; 8.44167
Schwänzelegg 1777401777Gondola lift Graubünden 46°56′45″N09°38′59″E / 46.94583°N 9.64972°E / 46.94583; 9.64972
Spirstock 17711091760Chair lift Schwyz 47°00′04″N08°46′19″E / 47.00111°N 8.77194°E / 47.00111; 8.77194
Klewenstock 17482161720Chair lift Nidwalden 46°56′01″N08°28′41″E / 46.93361°N 8.47806°E / 46.93361; 8.47806
La Berra 17193081635Gondola lift Fribourg 46°40′34″N07°11′02″E / 46.67611°N 7.18389°E / 46.67611; 7.18389
Monte Generoso 170113211601Railway Ticino 45°55′53″N09°01′12″E / 45.93139°N 9.02000°E / 45.93139; 9.02000
La Dôle 16773551670Chair lift Vaud 46°25′31″N06°05′59″E / 46.42528°N 6.09972°E / 46.42528; 6.09972
Eggli 1672821672Chair lift Bern 46°27′22″N07°15′25″E / 46.45611°N 7.25694°E / 46.45611; 7.25694
Cimetta 1671611647Chair lift Ticino 46°12′03″N08°47′28″E / 46.20083°N 8.79111°E / 46.20083; 8.79111
Kronberg 16633511650Cable car Appenzell I. 47°17′29″N09°19′46″E / 47.29139°N 9.32944°E / 47.29139; 9.32944
Scheidegg (Rigi) 16581101640Cable car Schwyz 47°01′39″N08°31′11″E / 47.02750°N 8.51972°E / 47.02750; 8.51972
Vounetz 1625441612Gondola lift Fribourg 46°37′34″N07°12′28″E / 46.62611°N 7.20778°E / 46.62611; 7.20778
Monte Lema 16211401550Cable car Ticino 46°02′26″N08°49′58″E / 46.04056°N 8.83278°E / 46.04056; 8.83278
Chasseral 16066661548Bus Bern 47°09′59″N07°03′34″E / 47.16639°N 7.05944°E / 47.16639; 7.05944
Rotenfluh 15711441571Gondola lift Schwyz 47°01′16″N08°42′11″E / 47.02111°N 8.70306°E / 47.02111; 8.70306
Marbachegg 14841811484Gondola lift Lucerne 46°50′06″N07°54′19″E / 46.83500°N 7.90528°E / 46.83500; 7.90528
Les Pléiades 13972421361Railway Vaud 46°29′23″N06°54′47″E / 46.48972°N 6.91306°E / 46.48972; 6.91306
Weissenstein 13952131280Gondola lift Solothurn 47°15′07″N07°30′33″E / 47.25194°N 7.50917°E / 47.25194; 7.50917
Mont Soleil 12912211180Funicular Bern 47°09′55″N06°59′20″E / 47.16528°N 6.98889°E / 47.16528; 6.98889
Bürgenstock 11286831115Lift Lucerne/Nidwalden 47°00′01″N08°23′54″E / 47.00028°N 8.39833°E / 47.00028; 8.39833
Montagne du Château 929249858Bus Vaud 46°34′51″N06°42′57″E / 46.58083°N 6.71583°E / 46.58083; 6.71583
Monte Brè 925135910Funicular Ticino 46°00′33″N08°59′13″E / 46.00917°N 8.98694°E / 46.00917; 8.98694
Monte San Salvatore 912602882Funicular Ticino 45°58′38″N08°56′51″E / 45.97722°N 8.94750°E / 45.97722; 8.94750
Üetliberg 870143813Railway Zurich 47°20′58″N08°29′31″E / 47.34944°N 8.49194°E / 47.34944; 8.49194
Gurten 858215840Funicular Bern 46°55′02″N07°26′37″E / 46.91722°N 7.44361°E / 46.91722; 7.44361
Hill of Gruyères 82882800Bus Fribourg 46°35′06″N07°05′00″E / 46.58500°N 7.08333°E / 46.58500; 7.08333
Chutzen 820261762Bus Bern 47°00′53″N07°19′26″E / 47.01472°N 7.32389°E / 47.01472; 7.32389
Sonnenberg 800240705Funicular Lucerne 47°02′24″N08°15′02″E / 47.04000°N 8.25056°E / 47.04000; 8.25056

See also

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Topographic prominence characterizes the height of a mountain or hills summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it; it is a measure of the independence of a summit

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Säntis peak in northeastern Switzerland

At 2,501.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland. It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. Shared by three cantons, the mountain is a highly visible landmark thanks to its exposed northerly position within the Alpstein massif. As a consequence, houses called Säntisblick can be found in regions as far away as the Black Forest in Germany. Säntis is among the most prominent summits in the Alps and the most prominent summit in Europe with an observation deck on the top. The panorama from the summit is spectacular. Six countries can be seen if the weather allows: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, and Italy.

La Dôle mountain

La Dôle is a mountain of the Jura, overlooking Lake Geneva in the westernmost part of the canton of Vaud. Rising to an altitude of 1677 meters, it is the second highest peak in the Swiss portion of the Jura, after Mont Tendre. Administratively, the summit is split between the municipalities of Gingins, Chéserex and La Rippe. The mountain is also close to and easily accessible from Saint-Cergue and the Col de la Givrine to the north, both above 1000 meters and connected to Nyon on Lake Geneva by road and by the Nyon–St-Cergue–Morez Railway. A paved road also climbs to the Chalet de la Dôle below the summit from Gingins.

Stanserhorn mountain in Switzerland

The Stanserhorn is a mountain in Switzerland, located in the canton of Nidwalden near to the border with Obwalden, with the peak at 1,898 metres (6,227 ft) above sea level.

Ultra-prominent peak

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Mont Fort mountain

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Piz Nair Mountain of the Albula Alps in Switzerland

Piz Nair is a mountain of the Albula Alps in Switzerland, overlooking St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden. The peak is easily accessible from the village with a funicular and a cable car; the upper station unloads 30 metres (100 ft) below the summit. Below the summit to the east is the Corviglia ski area.

Monte San Salvatore mountain in the Lepontine Alps

The Monte San Salvatore is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps above Lake Lugano and the city of Lugano in Switzerland. The Monte San Salvatore funicular links the city with the summit of the mountain. The village on top of its peaks, Carona, is a popular destination to enjoy views over Lake Lugano and to walk through the exotic plants and flowers of Parco San Grato.

Allmendhubel mountain in Switzerland

The Allmendhubel is a hill above Mürren, overlooking the valley of Lauterbrunnen in the canton of Bern. Its summit is easily accessible from Mürren by a funicular, the Allmendhubelbahn, which reaches a height of 1,907 metres. A restaurant is also located near the top.

References

  1. Mountain locations such as Mittelallalin, Muottas Muragl or Schynige Platte are not included in the list.
  2. Lonely Planet. Central Europe (p. 549)
  3. Information retrieved on 5 March 2014 from Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks (peakbagger.com) and European Russia and the Caucasian states (peaklist.org)
  4. All elevations and prominences are from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic maps.
  5. Accessible to pedestrians from Italy. A connection from Zermatt is planned for 2016.
  6. Also accessible by railway (2244 m)