Montreux-Zermatt Scenic Rail Journey

Connecting the GoldenPass Express with the Glacier Express

Sion on the route between Montreux and Zermatt
Walking with Matterhorn views
Montreux to Zermatt route
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 Express 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. 

Make your holiday one to remember with a journey on the Montreux Zermatt scenic line

Speak to our team today to find out how you can combine your holiday with a breathtaking ride on the renowned Montreux Zermatt scenic line

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Holidays with the Montreux Zermatt scenic line

We can create a tailor made itinerary for you including the Montreux Zermatt scenic route. Please call our knowledgeable team for details 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 prices

We will include the cost of the Montreux-Zermatt journey in your tailor-made holiday quotation. Seat reservations are not possible. 

Connecting with other scenic rail journeys

We can create a multi-centre scenic rail holiday which combines the Montreux-Zermatt line with other famous trains. 

From Zermatt: travel on the Glacier Express to Chur or St. Moritz

From Montreux: travel on the GoldenPass Express to Interlaken

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Chillon on Lake Geneva

Montreux-Zermatt Line route


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