Mar 12, 2013 - 3:56 PM
Hi adsha. Yes, you can get out in Gstaad, do some sightseeing there and continue on the next train to Montreux. You'll have to book seats in advance, and in this case you will have to do so for both separate legs of your journey, as you're bound to specific trains and departure times. Further information on seat reservation can be found here
. You can also choose to continue on a regular train that doesn't require seat reservation. The route is still the same, it just isn't a panoramic train with larger windows. If you want to get back to Interlaken that same afternoon or evening, do prepare for a long travel day.
As for rail passes: I think a Swiss Card
is best in your case. It's about equally expensive as the Swiss Half Fare Card
solution, but more convenient as you won't need any tickets for the legs Swiss border-Interlaken and Interlaken-Swiss border. Do note that you'll have to get out at the border station (Basel or Geneva) during your inbound trip to buy your Swiss Card, so it might be easier to order it in advance and just stay seated (this is especially convenient if you travel via Lausanne and Bern, as this connection doesn't require you to change trains at the border station of Geneva). Both passes cover the Jungfraujoch and the Golden Pass trains, except for seat reservations
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