Nov 8, 2017 - 1:32 AM
in reply to Wander
Hi Wander, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
>> Our party of four will be traveling from Interlaken to Montreux in June, 2018. Does the Panorama train provide the best viewing? what trains are there and when do they depart Interlaken Ost?
The panoramic windows are bigger, and extend into the roof, so they do provide more extensive views.
There are regular departures throughout the day. You can use the Swiss Timetable to find a departure time that suits you.
To get the correct route in the timetable, you need to put "From Interlaken Ost" "To Montreux" "Via Zweisimmen". The trains with panoramic windows are only on the sector between Zweisimmen and Montreux, and are designated in the timetable as "MOB PANORAMIC". So if you want to travel in a panoramic coach, choose a connection that includes an "MOB PANORAMIC" train between Zweisimmen and Montreux.
Reservations are optional, but as you are travelling in June, I expect it will be pretty busy, so reservations for the Zweisimmen-Montreux sector would be a good idea. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance of your travel date on the following site:
reservations.mob.ch/re servation/reservation/ reservation/reservatio n/reservation/reservat ion/reservation/reserv ation/reservation/rese rvation/f?p=151:1:33527175454054 05::NO:::
There is more information about the Golden Pass route here:
Last modified on Nov 8, 2017 - 1:33 AM by Alpenrose666