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Golden Pass scenic train

The Golden Pass scenic train connects central Switzerland with Lake Geneva. Depart from historic Lucerne and cross the Brünig pass with the Golden Pass panoramic train. The Golden Pass line continues towards Gstaad, favourite playground for the rich and famous. Then the train makes an electrifying descent towards Montreux, passing through vineyards and country estates to finally arrive at shimmering Lake Geneva.

Golden Pass scenic train route

Map with route of Golden Pass

 

 

The Golden Pass runs on the route:

  • Lucerne - Montreux (via Interlaken Ost - Bahnhof Zweisimmen)

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Shower/WC
  • Snack trolley
  • Video screens

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:

MOB and MVR logos

Additional information

Conditions for Interrail pass holders

Interrail passes are valid on the entire Golden Pass journey. Seat reservation for groups is compulsory and for individuals recommended. Special supplements apply for the VIP seats and a reservation is also compulsory.

 

The Golden Pass journey consists of 3 seperate trains:

  • Luzern to Interlaken - reservation cost €10.50 (12 CHF)
  • Interlaken to Zweisimmen - reservation cost €4.50 (5 CHF)
  • Zweisimmen to Montreux - reservation cost €7 (8 CHF)

*The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc

 

The reservation cost for these trains is the same for 1st and 2nd class. With a 2nd class Interrail Pass you can only travel in a 2nd class train carriage, with a 1st class Interrail Pass you can travel in both a 2nd and 1st class carriage. 

 

Please note that if you want to travel on the entire Golden Pass journey, you have to buy reservations for all the trains seperately. You can do so on the website of Golden Pass. Of course it's also possible to travel on only a part of the journey, in that case you only have to buy the reservations for the trains you want to take.

 

Special features

For a special treat, ride in the head of the train (VIP seats). You will feel as if you are driving the train. Limited seating only. Between Montreux and Zweisimmen, travellers can also enjoy the "Golden Pass Classic" with refurbished vintage Orient Express cars.

 

Panorama car and eating possibilities on board:

  • Between Lucerne and Interlaken East: Panorama car in 1st class – Dining car

  • Between Interlaken East and Zweisimmen: Salon car and Golden Pass Lounge in 1st class – Rail bar service

  • Between Zweisimmen and Montreux: Panorama cars in 1st and 2nd class, Front seats VIP “grand vue”, – Rail bar service 

 

More info at Golden Pass website.

 

Chocolate train

Take the chocolate train from Montreux to Broc-Chocolat and discover where Switzerland's delicious chocolate and cheese is made. Visit the cheese factory in the beautiful village Gruyère and continue your journey to Broc to see how chocolate is made.

 

Interrail passes are valid on the entire Chocolate train route. Reservations are compulsory and can be made online through the Golden Pass website. Select Montreux as departure station and Montbovon as arrival station. Select the option 'Pass' (1st or 2nd class).

 

Reservation costs for an adult:

  • 1st class: €51.50 (CHF59)

  • 2nd class: €57 (CHF65)