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GoldenPass Line

From Lucerne to Montreux.

A train ride between two worlds: Two languages, three regions and eight lakes – the GoldenPass Line presents the staggering contrasts and diversity of Switzerland in one neat, border-crossing package.

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Virtual Tour

GoldenPass Line Teaser

Come and discover the GoldenPass Line on a virtual trip.

Taking a day trip on the GoldenPass Line is in itself like taking a short vacation. Winging you from tradition in Central Switzerland in the morning to French flair on Lake Geneva in the evening – Switzerland is one of a kind and the GoldenPass Line is the most comfortable way to experience it. In the Luzern-Interlaken Express, you’ll cross the Brünig Pass to Interlaken, where you’ll change trains. Your journey continues along the shore of Lake Thun and through the Simmental to Zweisimmen, where you’ll board the GoldenPass Panoramic to Montreux and enjoy the view through the ceiling-high windows or from a VIP seat. For total immersion in railway nostalgia, opt instead for the GoldenPass Classic – a replica of the elegant belle époque trains.


Route: Luzern–Interlaken–Zweisimmen–Montreux
Distance: 191 km
Duration: 5 h 8 min

Excursion tips

  • Lake Lucerne boat trip – discover Lucerne and its surrounds aboard a boat
  • Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe; breathtaking views from the Sphinx lookout and irresistible moments in the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven shop
  • Schilthorn – the favourite mountain of 007; Bond World and revolving restaurant Piz Gloria pay homage to the film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
  • Rochers-de-Naye – marmots from around the world and Mongolian yurts at 2,000 m
  • Chillon Castle – water castle with frescoes, imposing vaults and stately rooms

Dining and Wining

Minibar (between Zweisimmen-Montreux) and dining car (between Lucerne-Interlaken Ost)
No refreshments between Interlaken Ost-Zweisimmen


Recommended for panorama trains 

Reservation supplement CHF 8

VIP front seats – reservation compulsory 
Reservation supplement CHF 15

Reservation not required for regular scheduled services.


that the GoldenPass Line offers two exclusive extras for privileged passengers between Montreux and Zweisimmen? One is the VIP front seats (limited number available) where you almost feel as if you're driving the train; the other is the option to travel by GoldenPass Classic train – in the 1930s style of the Orient Express.