Golden Pass reservations from Lucerne-Montreux

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Nicole S
Nicole S
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Apr 22, 2018 - 7:20 PM


I am planing to take the golden pass line panoramic 1st class VIP from Lucerne to Montreux. Leaving Lucerne at 4-5 PM on April 29th. I have not been able to make reservations , is it too late to book the golden pass for my travel dates? is it because of the minor construction on golden pass line from Zweisimmen to Montreux? How do I book the Bus that is replacing under construction section of the golden pass? I need to check the price of tickets for each section of the trip and then decide if I should get a swiss travel pas or a half fare card. Please guide me how to purchase individual tickets ( not travel packages, unless you recommend any). Also, I was thinking of by passing Interlaken and Zweisimmen but stay 2 nights in Montreux to have time to take the chocolate train in of the days out of the 2 days in Montreux, is this wise? or should I stop at Interlaken and continue to Gruyere the next day and go from Gruyere to Montreux? ( I though if I do this, I will loose part of the beautiful golden pass rail). My plan is to see Lausanne and Geneva after Montreux ( 5/1/18 evening to 5/2/18) and then go to Zurich with a stop in Berne In case it is too late to reserve the golden pass for my travel dates,please advise what you recommend I should do, Maybe visit Zermatt instead of doing the goldenpass?

Thank you

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Apr 23, 2018 - 1:32 AM in reply to Nicole S

Hello Nicole and welcome to MySwissAlps,

Reservations are not possible on the Golden Pass line between Zweisimmen and Montreux until 2 June. This is because of the construction work you mentioned.

You might want to read this thread.

You can use the Swiss Train Timetable ( to work out the fares for any trip. If you are not familiar with the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions at

When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

The rest of your questions are really choices you have to make based on your own preferences.

Last modified on Apr 23, 2018 - 1:33 AM by rockoyster
Nicole S
Nicole S
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Apr 23, 2018 - 5:43 AM in reply to rockoyster

Dear Rockoyster,

Thank you for your warm welcome and all the helpful information. I truly appreciate your time in explaining the details and providing the links.



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