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Montreux-Zermatt scenic rail line Connecting the GoldenPass Line with the Glacier Express

The journey from Montreux to Zermatt is an extremely pleasant ride, 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. 

route of the montreux-zermatt scenic line

The Montreux-Zermatt scenic line operates several services per day, throughout the year. 

Journey time between Montreux and Visp is 1 hour 15 and between Montreux and Zermatt 2 hours 40.

Montreux-Zermatt scenic line prices
Montreux to Zermatt or vice versa 2nd class £34 per person, 1st class £58 per person.

Prices based on half fare travel card which is included in all our holidays (except self drive)

We'll be pleased to create any Montreux-Zermatt scenic line itinerary to suit you, incorporating your own selection of resorts, duration, hotels and excursions.

We can even help you build a Grand Tour, combining this route with other scenic rail routes such as the GoldenPass Line, Glacier Express and Lötschberg Regio Express. 

Call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.

Suggested two and multi centre holidays featuring the Montreux-Zermatt scenic line


We can create several itineraries including the Montreux-Zermatt scenic line



From dazzling Lake Geneva to the awesome Matterhorn - a highly recommended lakes and mountains holiday.    

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Experience two different sides of Switzerland, linked by a journey along the Rhone and a trip on the Glacier Express.
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Lake Thun and the Matterhorn - connected via the GoldenPass Line and the Montreux-Zermatt scenic line. 
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Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday
  • Choose your scenic rail journey
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Consider how many nights to be spent in each resort
  • Choose 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Add on excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour

Fast Baggage: Transfer your luggage between resorts

To help you enjoy your scenic rail journey between many resorts, you can arrange 'Fast Baggage'. 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 £9 per item plus an additional charge of £21 regardless of the number of items of luggage.

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