GoldenPass Line

GoldenPass Line

GoldenPass Line. Best of Swiss Alpine scenery, Lucerne to Lake Geneva, serving Montreux, Interlaken etc.

  • Interlaken - Lucerne: 01:51
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Scenic trains
  • Unique travel experience
  • Panoramic route



GoldenPass Line

The GoldenPass Line is simply the world’s first panoramic train, at that time operating between Montreux and Zweisimmen. Nowadays the GoldenPass Line operates from the shores of Lake Lucerne over Brünig Pass, past weathered timber houses and flower-decorated windows, continuing towards Gstaad, the favourite playground for the rich and famous. Then the train makes an electrifying descent towards Montreux, passing through vineyards and country estates to finally arrive at shimmering Lake Geneva. You’ll travel nearly 150 miles through many scenic highlights of Switzerland before arriving in Montreux. Main stops on the route are Lucerne, Interlaken, Spiez, Zweisimmen and Montreux.

Practical information

Make sure to reach the train station at least 10 minutes prior to the train departures, especially when you are unfamiliar with the premises.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Booking :
  • GoldenPass Line tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by GoldenPass Line
First classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. First class Second class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Panoramic cars Large windows offering panoramic view of the stunning landscape.

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Family of 4 travelling in switzerland and germany - pass or single tickets Day 1: Zurich - Lucern - Interlaken - Zurich Day 2: Zurich - St Gallen Day 3: St Gallen - Munich Day 4: Munich - Dachau - Munich Day 5: Munich - Dresden Day 6: Dresden - Berlin Day 7 and 8: Berlin Day 9: Berlin - (...)

Marita B. | 15 July 2015 answered | 0 Comments
Swiss - golden pass I am planning to take the Golden Pass in Apr Golden Pass - Luzern to Montreux is it a must to start the ride from Luzern? Can I take the ride from Montreux? Is it possible for me to just take the ride from Montreux to Zweisimmen then go back to (...)

Suk H. | 19 January 2015 answered | 0 Comments
Need more details on the top of europe and titlis package The Swiss card with 5 transfers that included in the package, may I know which 5 transfers does it refer to? As I will be arriving in Zurich airport before head to Interlaken. And on the last day of tour, I will leave from Luzern to Zurich (...)

Ves L. | 13 October 2014 answered | 0 Comments
Reserving a seat on golden pass train How do I reserve a seat on golden pass train between Interlaken and Lucerne at the time of purchasing a ticket

Rajiv V. | 26 September 2014 answered | 0 Comments
Can i use the eurail global pass to book golden pass tickets? thx very much!!!! I want to take Golden Pass to travel in Switzerland. And I have eurail global pass. can i use the global pass to book Golden Pass ticket? and how to do it? Thx very much!!

Han L. | 25 September 2014 answered | 4 Comments

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