GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express
Visit some of the most spectacular lakes and mountain scenery in Switzerland
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 through to Montreux.
GoldenPass Line changes
The GoldenPass route uses tracks of different widths, hence the need to change train in Zweisimmen. From 2021, new trains are set to run which can change their wheel gauge and travel seamlessly between Interlaken and Montreux. There may be periodic changes to the current service - we will keep you updated.
17 March-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.
Route of the Luzern-Interlaken Express and the GoldenPass Line
Full details of the route and timetables
We'll be pleased to create any GoldenPass Line or Luzern-Interlaken Express itinerary to suit you, incorporating your own selection of resorts, duration, hotels and excursions.
We can even help you build a Grand Tour, combining the journeys with other scenic rail routes such as the Bernina Express and Glacier Express.
Call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices
Suggested multi centre holidays featuring the GoldenPass Line & the Luzern-Interlaken Express
ALL HOLIDAYS CAN BE ENJOYED IN REVERSE ORDER AND EXTENDED
These suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres.
5 DAYS LUCERNE AND INTERLAKEN
Enjoy the classic 2 hour scenic journey between these two popular resorts.
8 DAYS INTERLAKEN AND MONTREUX
A memorable journey along one of the most picturesque routes in Switzerland.
8 DAYS LUCERNE AND MONTREUX
The full journey on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line.
8 DAYS arosa, montreux and lucerne
A week's holiday which features the Arosa Line and Glacier Express as well as the GoldenPass Line.
11 DAYS SPIEZ, MONTREUX AND ST. MORITZ
A recommended combination of lakes and mountains.
11 DAYS INTERLAKEN, MONTREUX, ST. MORITZ AND LUGANO
Featuring some of our most popular resorts and the full Bernina Express journey.
12 DAYS ASCONA, WEGGIS AND WENGEN
Small is beautiful! 3 outstanding lakes and mountains resorts with the Gotthard Panorama Express and the Luzern-Interlaken Express.
15 DAYS LUCERNE, INTERLAKEN, ZERMATT AND ST. MORITZ
Two weeks of lakes and mountains perfection, also including a Bernina Express trip.
15 DAYS GRAND RAIL TOUR OF SWITZERLAND
A celebration of Switzerland's diverse and beautiful lakes and mountains scenery.
Express Luggage: Transfer your bags between resorts
To help you enjoy your scenic rail journey between many resorts, you can arrange 'Express Luggage'. All you need to do is register your luggage at the station before 9am and then collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where your luggage will not be available until the following morning when we would recommend carrying an overnight bag with you.
The cost of each luggage transfer is £10 per item plus an additional charge of £24 regardless of the number of items of luggage.