GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express

Some of the most spectacular lakes and mountain scenery in Switzerland

Take in the lake views, an idyllic countryside landscape and three high mountain passes

Lucerne - Interlaken - Montreux

This extraordinary journey has three sections, with a panoramic view of the breathtaking scenery over three different passes. The first section is in the panoramic carriages of the Luzern-Interlaken Express, with its distinctive red livery. The train departs from historic Lucerne and travels through the scenic countryside, including the fabulous Brünig Pass, before reaching Interlaken in around 2 hours.

The GoldenPass Line train then takes you from Interlaken to Zweisimmen via the beautiful lakeside village of Spiez in a little over an hour. The final leg is a leisurely 2 hour journey which passes through the beautiful Simmen Valley, then heads up into the mountains and the glamorous alpine resort of Gstaad, before a stunning descent through Les Avants to Lake Geneva and Montreux.

Excellent catering facilities are provided, with a dining car between Lucerne and Interlaken and a railbar service between Zweisimmen and Montreux. 

Please note that between 17 March and 5 June 2018, the section between Montreux and Chateau d'Oex will involve alternative trains and buses, so you may like to consider travelling via Bern. Normal service resumes 6 June. Please call for latest details.


Suggested two and multi centre holidays
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

 
Luzern-Interlaken Express

Panoramic viewing cars with air conditioning and ultra large windows which extend into the roof curvature of the carriage ceiling. 


First class: four-seats and two-seats, with table

Second class: four-seats with table


The panoramic bistro car offers snacks and à la carte meals according to the time of day.

 
GoldenPass Line

Interlaken-Zweisimmen

Standard, comfortable carriages for this short section of the journey.

First class: four-seats and two-seats, with table

Second class: four-seats with table


Zweisimmen-Montreux

Panoramic viewing cars with air conditioning and ultra large windows which extend into the roof curvature of the carriage ceiling. 


First class: four-seats and two-seats, with table

Second class: four-seats with table

VIP seats: There are 8 seats at the head of the train with amazing views through the front window. Available for an additional fee of £13 per person.


Snacks, hot drinks and a full bar service are on offer. A selection of GoldenPass Line souvenirs are available to buy on board.

 
GoldenPass Belle Epoque

From 30 June, there are a number of nostalgic, beautifully renovated Belle Epoque trains operating on the Zweisimmen-Montreux section. These classic trains feature a special coach with wine tasting. You can also pre-book lunch to add to the special experience. Please specify when booking if you would like to travel on this type of train.

 
GoldenPass Line & Luzern-Interlaken Express costs

Lucerne to Montrex or vice versa: 2nd class £34 per person or 1st class £59 per person
Lucerne to Interlaken or vice versa: 2nd class £15 per person or 1st class £25 per person
Interlaken to Montreux or vice versa: 2nd class £24 per person or 1st class £41 per person

Booking fee: £8-£21 per person 

Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).

 
Express Luggage

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24.

Highlights of the route

Please click below to discover more about the beautiful sights you will see as you journey along the route of the GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
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