GoldenPass Line

From Lucerne to Montreux.

GoldenPass Panoramic, Gstaad, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Panoramic, Gstaad, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Panoramic near Granges, Fribourg

GoldenPass Panoramic near Granges, Fribourg

Lucerne-Interlaken Express, Brienz, Bernese Oberland

Lucerne-Interlaken Express, Brienz, Bernese Oberland

Lucerne-Interlaken Express, Lake Lungern, Central Switzerland

Lucerne-Interlaken Express, Lake Lungern, Central Switzerland

GoldenPass train, Boltigen-Oberwil

GoldenPass train, Boltigen-Oberwil

GoldenPass,Därstetten-Erlenbach, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass,Därstetten-Erlenbach, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass train, Faulensee-Spiez, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass train, Faulensee-Spiez, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Panoramic, Saanenmöser-Zweisimmen, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Panoramic, Saanenmöser-Zweisimmen, Bernese Oberland

GoldenPass Panoramic, Montreux-Zweisimmen

GoldenPass Panoramic, Montreux-Zweisimmen

8 lakes – 6 cantons – 3 mountain passes – 2 language regions: The GoldenPass Line spans Switzerland from Lake Lucerne to the vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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Virtual Tour

GoldenPass Line Teaser

Come and discover the GoldenPass Line on a virtual trip.


The modern Lucerne-Interlaken Express serviced by Zehtralbahn takes travellers along the Alpnacher-, Sarner- and Lungernsee to the Brünig mountain pass and down on the other side to Meiringen. The journey goes on via Brienzersee to Interlaken. After changing trains, guests continue the trip aboard the BLS regional express train, first along Thunersee and then through Simmental to Zweisimmen. From there, passengers travel in style via Gstaad to Montreux at Lake Geneva. Aboard the GoldenPass Panoramic, the scenic view can be savoured through the overhight panoramic windows or even from a VIP seat. For railway nostalgia enthusiasts, the GoldenPass Classic is the perfect choice: this is a replica of the elegant Belle-Époque trains. The spectacular railway adventure in three different trains can be embarked on from Western or Central Switzerland.

Facts

Route: Luzern–Interlaken–Zweisimmen–Montreux
Distance: 191 km
Duration: 5 h 8 min

Excursion tips

  • Cruises Lake Lucerne – discover Lucerne and its surrounds aboard a boat
  • Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe; breath-taking views from the Sphinx viewing terrace
  • Schilthorn – James Bond’s favourite mountain
  • Rochers-de-Naye – marmots from around the world and Mongolian yurts at 2000 m
  • Chillon Castle – water castle with wall paintings, imposing vaults and parade halls

Food & Beverages

Minibar services on part of the route (Zweisimmen-Montreux)
In the GoldenPass Classic coaches an aperitif platter can be ordered.)
Bistro carriage with warm and cold food in the middle of the train (Lucerne-Interlaken Ost).
No catering between Interlaken Ost-Zweisimmen.

Ticket

Ticket
This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.

Reservation
For panoramic train recommended, surcharge: CHF 8
VIP seat: reservation required, surcharge CHF 15
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Brochure

Fascinating and comprehensive information around the «GoldenPass Line», featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here:

 Brochure Golden Pass (1.03 MB)

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