Golden Pass Lucerne to Gelmersee?

Golden Pass Lucerne to Gelmersee?

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Rafael
Rafael
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Jul 3, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Hi guys,

I plan to go to Gelmer lake (Gelmerbahn) from Lucerne. I was looking for how to get there, I found that I need to take the train from Lucerne and get off on Meiringen, then take the Postbus and get off on Handegg. But, I read that there is the panoramic train from Lucerne to Interlaken (Golden pass). So, I would like to know if is possible to get off on Meiringen by Goldenpass? I read that the train changes direction in Meiringen.

I think that way, I would enjoy more than regular train. Anyone has other sugestion?

I have a 2 nd class Swiss pass. This route is free with Swiss pass, isn't?

Thank you for help.

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Jul 4, 2018 - 12:13 AM in reply to Rafael

Hi Rafael,

All trains from Luzern to Interlaken Ost through Meiringen follow the Golden Pass route, and all have large windows, so it doesn't matter which train you take.

You can get off at any station along the way, including Meiringen.

Yes, this route is free with the Swiss Travel Pass, as is the PostBus from Meiringen to Handegg. However, I don't think the Swiss Travel Pass covers the Gelmerbahn, not even for a discount - but there's no harm in asking them when you get there.

Alpenrose

Lucas
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Jul 4, 2018 - 5:47 AM in reply to Rafael

Hi Rafael,

No, the Gelmerbahn itself is not included or discounted by the Swiss Travel Pass: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity

See more details on the Golden Pass here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/goldenpass

Rafael
Rafael
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Jul 4, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Lucas and Alpenrose,

Thank you for your reply. That way, I must pay for Gelmerbahn by myself.

I read on this link that The train changes direction in Meiringen, now my question is if is possible get off at Meiringen station or if the train just change the direction by Golden Pass.

Thank you in advance.

Lucas
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Jul 4, 2018 - 3:09 PM in reply to Rafael

Oh yes, you can get off there. You can use the timetable to plan the trip. It will tell you where to change trains etc.

https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

Rafael
Rafael
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Jul 4, 2018 - 4:32 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you again, Lucas.

1960man
1960man
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Jul 5, 2018 - 12:34 AM

First of all, ignore the phrase GoldenPass in this instance.

Current tourist branding can be confusing

The Luzern - Interlaken railway is actually the Brunig Pass (the true Goldenpass is just the MOB railway Zweisimmen - Montreux).

The Luzern - Meiringen - Interlaken line is the Brünig pass line operated by Zentralbahn (ZB), which dubs the regular trains "Luzern - Interlaken Express'. Just take one of these trains and get off at Meiringen. Due to the geography of the area the lines from Luzern and Interlaken approach Meiringen from the same direction, so the trains must reverse direction in Meiringen station

Rafael
Rafael
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Jul 5, 2018 - 12:43 AM in reply to 1960man

It took me a while to understand that, it is a little confused, but now I understand that the Golden pass is divided into 3 sections, the first section is Lucerne to Interlaken Ost, which is regular train, the real Golden pass is this one that you commented. I will get off at Meiringen.

Thank you for your explanation.

Lucas
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Jul 5, 2018 - 5:44 AM in reply to Rafael

Yes. Marketing can get confusing! :)

You are all set it seems. Have a great trip! I'm hoping to get to the Gelmersee in the coming weeks as well - looks brilliant.

Rafael
Rafael
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Jul 5, 2018 - 1:27 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you!! I can't wait for that...The lake looks amazing.

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