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Golden Pass Scenic Train in Switzerland

This scenic train ride connects central Switzerland with Lake Geneva. Travel all the way from historic Lucerne to Montreaux and enjoy tall mountains, green valleys and endless vineyards.

 

The Golden Pass is fully included in your Eurail pass.

Golden Pass scenic train route

Map with route of Golden Pass

 

 

The Golden Pass runs on the route:

  • Lucerne - Montreux (via Interlaken Ost - Bahnhof Zweisimmen)

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Shower/WC
  • Snack trolley
  • Video screens

 

Facilities may differ per train and route.

 

Operated by:

MOB and MVR logos

Additional information

Conditions for Eurail Pass holders

Eurail Passes are valid on the entire Golden Pass journey. Seat reservations are compulsory for groups, and recommended for individuals. Special supplements apply for the VIP seats and a reservation is also compulsory.

 

The Golden Pass journey consists of 3 seperate trains:

  • Luzern to Interlaken - reservation cost €10.50 (12 CHF)
  • Interlaken to Zweisimmen - reservation cost €4.50 (5 CHF)
  • Zweisimmen to Montreux - reservation cost €7 (8 CHF)

*The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc

 

The reservation cost for these trains is the same for 1st and 2nd class. With a 2nd class Eurail Pass you can only travel in a 2nd class train carriage, with a 1st class Eurail Pass you can travel in both a 2nd and 1st class carriage. 

 

Please note that if you want to travel on the entire Golden Pass journey, you have to buy reservations for all the trains seperately. You can do so on the website of Golden Pass. Of course it's also possible to travel on only a part of the journey, in that case you only have to buy the reservations for the trains you want to take.

 

Special features

For a special treat, ride in the head of the train (VIP seats). You will feel as if you are driving the train. Limited seating only. Between Montreux and Zweisimmen, travelers can also enjoy the "Golden Pass Classic" with refurbished vintage Orient Express cars.

 

Panorama car and eating possibilities on board:

  • Between Lucerne and Interlaken East: Panorama car in 1st class – Dining car

  • Between Interlaken East and Zweisimmen: Salon car and Golden Pass Lounge in 1st class – Rail bar service

  • Between Zweisimmen and Montreux: Panorama cars in 1st and 2nd class, Front seats VIP “grand vue”, – Rail bar service 

 

More info at Golden Pass website.

 

Chocolate train

Take the chocolate train from Montreux to Broc-Chocolat and discover where Switzerland's delicious chocolate and cheese is made. Visit the cheese factory in the beautiful village Gruyère and continue your journey to Broc to see how chocolate is made. 

 

Eurail passes are valid on the entire Chocolate train route. Reservations are compulsory and can be made online through the Golden Pass website. Select Montreux as departure station and Broc-Chocolat as arrival station. Select the option 'Pass' (1st or 2nd class).

 

Reservation costs:

  • 1st class: €51.50 (CHF 59)

  • 2nd class: €57 (CHF 65)