Cable Cars

Aerial lifts, tramways, cableways... Occasionally the best way to get from point A to B is on a wire. Cable Cars were first pioneered for human transportation at the end of the 19th century and have maintained their value and charm with unique variations on the mode of transport across the globe.

Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno Cable Car

Longest aerial cabin lift in the UK, running over one mile from the Happy Valley to the Great Orme Summit.

Gunnison, Colorado, United States

Monarch Pass

A Road through which daredevils take on the Continental Divide.

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the only natural site in the world to have a constellation of stars named after it...

Lisbon, Portugal

Ascensor Da Bica

These eye-catching trams have been a popular mode of transport in Lisbon since 1873.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

This seaside amusement park is one of California's oldest but most recognizable landmarks, known especially for the park's "Giant Dipper" roller coaster.

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Funicular Tbilisi

A beloved symbol of Tbilisi whose popularity increased when a grand leisure park was constructed on the plateau in the 1930s.

Holzegg, Mythen, Switzerland

Brunni-Holzegg Cable Car

The hike up the Grosse Mythen is quite a popular pastime with almost 50,000 locals and international mountaineers scaling the great peak annually.

Brunico, Italy

Ruis Cable Car

Located in the Dolomites, the Ruis Cable Car transports passengers up to the Kronplatz mountain peak.

Tarentaise Valley,Rhone-Alpes, France

Plan Bois

Located at the world's most popular ski resort, this high-speed chair lift carries passengers 1,881 meters up the mountainside in 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

Ramsgate, United Kingdom

East Cliff Lift

This historic Lift brings local and national interest to Ramsgate as an example of the development of seaside resorts in the United Kingdom.

St. Gilgen, Austria

Zwölferhorn Cable Car

The Zwölferhorn Cable Car is a two-cable gondola lift that transports passengers from St. Gilgen up to the Zwölferhorn mountain.

New York, New York, United States

Roosevelt Island Tramway

The first aerial tramway in North America, this cable car transports passengers between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.

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Teton Village, Wyoming, United States

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Skiers have been enjoying the Grand Tetons since the early 1900s, but the mountains have drawn adventurers for centuries.

Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France

Les Arcs

This aerial funicular, the only in France, lifts guests to the environmentally-conscious Les Arcs ski resort in less than seven minutes.

Gstaad, Switzerland

La Videmanette Gondola

Situated within the luxurious Gstaad ski resort, this gondola lift carries skiers up the La Vidamenette mountain in the Swiss Alps.

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahn

This German cable train system dates back well over a century, and was running on electric power as early as 1907.

Puyallup, Washington, United States


This cable car attraction at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Washington State was unveiled at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.

Bern, Switzerland

The Niesenbahn

This Swiss funicular traverses the Alps to take 65 passengers from the Mulenen train station to the peak of the nearby Niesen mountain every 30 minutes.

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpe, France


This cable car rests on the site of the first Winter Olympic games at France's oldest ski resort.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

This cable car holds the world record for the highest vertical climb and is renowned for its two-stage ascent.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cable Car

Traversing the Rhine river, this cable car is considered the safest means of transportation in Cologne, Germany.

Gulmarg, India

Gulmarg Gondola

This Gondola is part of the longest and highest cable car in Asia and the second highest cable car in the world.

Orizaba, Mexico

Teleferico de Orizaba

Located in Orizaba, Mexico this cable car system is the third longest and second highest of its kind in Mexico.

Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Scenic Skyway

This cable-driven conveyance in New South Wales, Australia offers panoramic views around the car and 270 meters below through a glass floor.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Duquesne Incline

This building is the entrance for a funicular that climbs Mt. Washington, affording a view of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle".

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