GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express

Some of the most spectacular lakes and mountain scenery in Switzerland

Luzern-Interlaken Express
Luzern-Interlaken Express
GoldenPass Line
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.

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

Make your holiday one to remember with a journey on the GoldenPass Line and Luzern Interlaken Express

Speak to our team today to find out how you can combine your holiday with a breathtaking ride on the renowned GoldenPass Line and Luzern Interlaken Express

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GoldenPass Line suggested holidays 2020/2021
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

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

GoldenPass Line between Zweisimmen and Montreux 8 Days Mini Grand Tour Of Switzerland

A special highlights of Switzerland itinerary for lovers of rail travel, with 4 fabulous scenic rail journeys. Stay in delightful lakes and mountains resorts with beautiful views.

From £1228 pp More details...
Glacier Express in the Rhine Gorge 12 Day Scenic Highlights Tour Of Switzerland

This special tour takes you to some of Switzerland's best lakes and mountains locations. Includes 3 wonderful scenic rail journeys and stays in Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt and Chur.

From £1544 pp More details...
Spring journey on the Glacier Express 17 Day Grand Tour of Switzerland

The ultimate scenic rail holiday! Experience five famous journeys across Switzerland, with the opportunity to stay in and explore the sights of seven of our favourite lakes and mountains resorts.

From £1885 pp More details...
Luzern-Interlaken Express 5 Days Lucerne & Interlaken Holiday

A wonderful introduction to Switzerland. Stay in the resorts with the widest choice of lakes and mountains excursions, and enjoy a journey on the Luzern-Interlaken Express with its glorious views.

From £885 pp More details...
GoldenPass Line beside Lake Geneva 8 Days Lucerne & Montreux Holiday

A memorable holiday combining stays beside two of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes with a journey across mountain passes on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line.

From £1160 pp More details...
Glacier Express in the Rhine Gorge 8 Days Arosa & Spiez Holiday

Three contrasting scenic rail journeys - the Arosa Line, Glacier Express and Lötschberg Line - connect your stay in idyllic alpine Arosa with Spiez on the shore of Lake Thun.

From £1263 pp More details...
Gotthard Panorama Express at Wassen 8 Days Hidden Treasures Scenic Rail

This holiday offers 4 scenic journeys on the Luzern-Interlaken Express, Lötschberg & Centovalli Lines and the Gotthard Panorama Express and resorts close to 4 of the most beautiful lakes.

From £1190 pp More details...
Luzern-Interlaken Express 12 Days Ascona, Weggis & Wengen

Small is beautiful with stays in 3 of Switzerland’s most charming lakes and mountain resorts, connected by journeys on the Gotthard Panorama and Luzern-Interlaken Express trains.

From £1670 pp More details...
Bernina Express 15 Days Klosters, Brig & Weggis

Staying in these resorts allows you to explore wonderful scenery from the high Alps to the serenity of Lake Lucerne. Rail journeys include the Glacier, Bernina and Luzern-Interlaken Express.

From £2476 pp More details...
Winter journey on the Luzern-Interlaken Express 4 Days Lucerne Winter Holiday

A short break in a stunning winter landscape, featuring a day trip on the scenic Luzern-Interlaken Express. Stay in Lucerne, with its beautiful lake and views of snow-capped mountains.

From £650 pp More details...
Glacier Express in winter 15 Days Winter Grand Tour of Switzerland

Unforgettable Swiss winter lakes and mountains scenery, with journeys including the Glacier, Bernina and Luzern-Interlaken Express trains and stays in no less than 5 scenic resorts.

From £1936 pp More details...
GoldenPass Line suggested holidays

Two and multi centre holidays including this scenic journey can be tailor made to your requirements. We would recommend delightful combinations such as the ones shown below:

 
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.


Why not download the Luzern-Interlaken Express LiveGuide app which provides a digital travel guide for the route and directs you where to look for the next scenic highlight.

 
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


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

There are a number of nostalgic, beautifully renovated 1930s Belle Epoque trains operating on the Zweisimmen-Montreux section. These classic trains feature a special coach with wine tasting. You can also pre-book  a cold plate 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 Montreux or vice versa: 2nd class £33 per person or 1st class £58 per person
Lucerne to Interlaken or vice versa: 2nd class £14 per person or 1st class £25 per person
Interlaken to Montreux or vice versa: 2nd class £23 per person or 1st class £41 per person

Booking fee: £9-£20 per person, depending on the season

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

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Speak to our team today to find out more!

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Panoramic carriages of the GoldenPass Line

Highlights of the route

Route of the GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express

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

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • 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
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card

You may also like to consider adding a scenic river cruise at the start or end of your holiday. Please ask for details. 

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Montreux-Lucerne video

Enjoy a short video of the journey from Montreux to Interlaken and on to Lucerne