Apr 7, 2013 - 9:42 AM
Welcome to the forum Sammy! The Golden Pass line is for free with a Swiss Pass, except for seat reservations; the Chocolate train is discounted (please find rates here
). The Swiss Pass page
provides further details, including a downloadable validity map.
A day trip to the the Titlis from Geneva is doable but very ambitious, especially if you want to do this by Golden Pass. The earliest option would be to leave by 06.33am, but that would get you up to the Titlis as late as 2 pm approximately. You could spend about one or two hours there (which is enough to enjoy the views) before returning via the most direct route (Lucerne-Bern-Geneva). You'd be back by 8 or 9 pm. If you don't mind such a long day, this is an option of course. You can enter your trip in the SBB timetable
for details on all connections. Enter 'Kleintitlis' and mention Gstaad and Spiez as via-stations to get information on the Golden Pass route. Note that there are gorgeous viewing points closer to Geneva as well, such as:
- Glacier 3000 near Gstaad. It's about a 3 hour train and bus ride to the valley station;
- the Stanserhorn from Stans near Lucerne. This is still quite far away, but closer to Lucerne than Engelberg. It's an adventurous ride as you can get on top of the cable car roof and experience the ride in open air;
- Rochers de Naye, Les Pleiades, Mont Pèlerin or Les Avants near Lake Geneva.
I hope this helps you decide.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno