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Aug 30, 2016 - 6:58 AM


To catch the Golden Pass line of trains, we have to travel to Spiez (via Brig - Kandersteg for more scenery, or direct, as suggested by Arno). Then change trains to catch the Golden Pass in Zweisimmen onwards to Montreux? Is that the best route, or are there faster ways of getting on the Golden Pass from Zermatt?

Will a plan to travel from Zermatt to Montreux as a day trip be viable or will half the day pass in trying to get on to the Golden Pass train?

We wanted to travel from Zermatt, take the Golden Pass on the way, till Montreux, spend a whole day there and then head for Geneva in the evening for the night, before leaving Switzerland the next afternoon.

Will we regret not spending that day in Geneva itself by reaching the city early? We would have toured Lucerne, BO, Zermatt by then.

Some objective and some subjective queries there, but I have faith in your suggestions, hence asked them...

Thanks again.

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Aug 31, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Hi esskay8,

That's the best route indeed. You can't spend the whole day in Montreux as scenic routes take quite some time. The timetable provides all the details, but just to get an idea: it takes 4.5 to 5 hours to reach Montreux, and at least an hour more if you also want to include the scenic route via Kandersteg.

Where to spend your time is a personal preference. The below pages explain what to expect, so you can set your priorities:

Last modified on Aug 31, 2016 - 2:06 PM by Arno


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