Montreux-Zermatt scenic rail journey

Connecting the GoldenPass Line with the Glacier Express

Sion, Rhone Valley
Visp, on the route between Montreux and Zermatt
Rhone Valley scenery
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. 

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

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Montreux-Zermatt scenic 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:

Montreux and Zermatt

Brig and Montreux

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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

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).

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Journey between Montreux and Zermatt

Montreux-Zermatt Line route

Route of the Montreux-Zermatt line

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