• Monte San Salvatore, Funicular
  • Monte San Salvatore, Funicular
  • Monte San Salvatore, Restaurant
  • Monte San Salvatore from Parco Ciani
  • Monte San Salvatore
  • Monte San Salvatore
  • Monte San Salvatore, View
  • Monte San Salvatore, View

Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.


La Funicolare Monte San Salvatore

Just a few steps away from the bustling city, Monte San Salvatore rises majestically to the skies and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a moment of peace while facing the seemingly endless horizon.

Since 1890 la Funicolare Monte San Salvatore bring from Paradiso to paradise! Symbol of Lugano, also known as the Sugarloaf Mountain of Switzerland, Monte San Salvatore offers an interesting 360° view of the lake and the city of Lugano, but also of the Alpine peaks.

The funicular is located in Paradiso, 500 m from the motorway exit of Lugano Sud and 5 minutes from the Paradiso-Lugano railway station, and with a comfortable panoramic trip takes you to the top in just 12 minutes.
Monte San Salvatore not only offers stunning panoramic views, but also numberless trails for hikers, nature trails, the via ferrata, culture and gastronomy.


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  1. Contact

    Funicolare Monte San Salvatore
    Via delle Scuole 7
    6902 Paradiso
    +41 91 985 28 28
    Fax +41 91 985 28 29

  2. Notes

    Clean And Safe mountain railways and ski areas

  3. Altitude


  4. Opening

    Opening season
    13.03 - 17.10.2021
    Open all year
    Open all days
    Timetable Summer Season 13.03-17.10-2021
    Friday and Saturday 21.05-03.07.2021
    09:00-23.00 (trip of 18.30 excluded)
    09:00-23.00 (trip of 18.30 excluded)
    Friday and Saturday 03.09-11.09.2021
    09:00-23.00 (ctrip of 18.30 excluded)
    closed for revision

    Timetable winter season 04.12.2021–06.03.2022
    04.12 – 12.12.2021 Saturday & Sunday only
    10.00 – 17.00 (trip of 13.00 excluded)
    18.12.2021 – 09.01.2022 daily
    10.00 – 17.00 (trip of 13.00 excluded)
    15.01 – 20.02.2022 Saturday & Sunday only
    10.00 – 17.00 (trip of 13.00 excluded)
    26.02 – 06.03.2022 daily
    10.00 – 17.00 (trip of 13.00 excluded)

  5. Prices