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brianamengg
brianamengg
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Jun 6, 2022 - 9:13 PM

Is the Golden Pass a two way train? For instance, am I able to board at Montreaux and end my trip at Lucerne?

1960man
1960man
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Jun 6, 2022 - 11:23 PM in reply to brianamengg

All railways in Switzerland are normal day to day railways with trains running in both directions. All the very well promoted 'scenic' and 'panoramic' trains are just ordinary railway trains with specific features running on certain lines.

The so called Golden Pass route comprises three separate railways, taken west - east (reversed East - West) they are:

  • the original 'Golden' pass: Montreux - Zweisimmen (MOB railway, metre gauge)
  • Zweisimmen - Spiez - Interlaken (BLS railway, standard gauge)
  • Interlaken - Luzern: Zentralbahn railway (ZB, metre gauge red trains)

Between now and December 2022, to travel Montreux - Luzern you have to take four separate trains:

Montreux - Zweisimmen; Zweisimmen - Spiez; Spiez - Interlaken; Interlaken - Luzern

From December 2022 there will be a new type of train with variable gauge able to run on both MOB and BLS. This means Montreux - Luzern will be possible in just two separate trains with one change in Interlaken

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jun 7, 2022 - 7:04 AM in reply to brianamengg

Hi brianamengg and welcome to MySwissAlps.com!

Yes, you can board in Montreux or in Lucerne (or even in between), the Golden Pass (and also the other trains) go in both directions.

If you are not familiar with the train system in Switzerland, please start here: www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/howtotravel

Take care,

Ildiko

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