Intro

Lucerne and Interlaken. Two of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations. But how best to get from one city to the other? Conveniently easy: with the comfortable Luzern–Interlaken Express.

The Luzern–Interlaken Express turns the journey from one city to the other into a great experience. During a train ride of roughly two hours, passengers marvel at five crystal clear mountain lakes that gather the waters from various rivers and waterfalls. At the lakeshore, steep rock faces of surrounding mountains rise up protectively and provide unique photo motifs.

Shortly before starting its steep, winding ascent to Brünig Pass, the train changes to cogwheel drivetrain technology in order to conquer the gradient. With good reason, the Luzern–Interlaken Express is part of the scenic GoldenPass Line leading to Interlaken and on to Montreux.

Passengers with a taste for knowledge may use the free-of-charge “LiveGuide” app of the Zentralbahn. Thanks to its map view, the movement of the train along the route can be followed in real-time. Right on time, push notifications inform about the next highlight or important information about the area.

Facts

Route: Luzern – Interlaken or vice versa
Distance: 98 km
Duration: 1 h 50 min

Excursion tips

Luzern and surrounding area 

  • Rigi (1,797 m a.s.l.)
  • Stanserhorn (1,851 m a.s.l.)
Interlaken and surrounding area
  • Schilthorn (2,970 m a.s.l.)
  • Ballenberg open-air museum

Food & Beverage

Bistro from Luzern
07:06 h – 17:06 h May to October and 08:06 h – 15:06 h November to April

Bistro from Interlaken
09:04 h – 19:04 h May to October 10:04 h – 17:04 h November to April

Timetable

Interlaken Ost – Luzern
Every hour from 07.04 h to 20.04 h

Luzern – Interlaken Ost
Every hour from 06.06 h to 21.06 h

Timetable of regular scheduled maintenance

Ticket

This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travel card.
Book Swiss Travel System tickets

Reservation

A seat reservation is not required but can be made here.

Brochure

Fascinating and comprehensive information around the Luzern–Interlaken Express, featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here:
PDF brochure

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