Montreux-Zermatt scenic rail journey

Connecting the GoldenPass Line with the Glacier Express

Cross scenic south-western Switzerland, from the shore of Lake Geneva to the Matterhorn

A very pleasant journey across southern Switzerland, with views over the picturesque Rhone Valley.

Many visitors will experience the route as part of a Grand Tour, as the journey links two of the most famous scenic routes in Switzerland: the GoldenPass Line and the Glacier Express. However, this 2 hour journey is worth considering in its own right for its lovely views. You can enjoy it as a day trip or create a fabulous 2 centre lakes and mountains holiday with hotel stays in Montreux and Zermatt. 

The journey itself starts in Montreux and travels along the eastern edge of Lake Geneva before heading to the vineyards around Aigle. At Bex, it picks up the route of the River Rhone, which it follows through glorious countryside to Martigny, Sion and the huge Pfyn-Finges nature park. The next stop is Visp, which enjoys one of the sunniest spots in Switzerland and has a charming Old Town. At Visp, the train leaves the Rhone and heads south through the Matter Valley and up to the high Alps of Zermatt and the Matterhorn. 


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.

 
Montreux-Zermatt details There are several services per day on this line, throughout the year. Journey time between Montreux and Visp is 1 hour 15 and between Montreux and Zermatt 2 hours 40.
 
Montreux-Zermatt costs

Seat reservations are not possible. 

Montreux-Zermatt or vice versa 2nd class £34 per person, 1st class £58 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

Montreux-Zermatt Line route

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
Holiday quotation