Oct 28, 2015 - 7:54 PM
in reply to norizahaa
Hi Nori -
As Arno points out, the Golden Pass Route technically ends at Montreux. However, you would then change trains and go on to Geneva, about an hour to 1 hr 20 minutes further, with several trains per hour.
Interlaken to Montreux via Bern ( the fastest route) tales roughly 3 hours. That is what the computer will choose, unless you force it to take the scenic GoldenPass route via Zweisimmen. If you go by the fast route leaving IO at 0800, you get to Geneva at 1048 by going through through Bern. You will you will skipping Montreux on that leg. Then, you can go to Montreux later.
If you take the Golden Pass route, you will get 4 to 5 hours - (roughly ) to Geneva. The earliest train from Interlaken Ost to Geneva via the Golden Pass route through Zweisimmen and then through Montreux leaves Interlaken Ost at 0521, arrives Montreux at 0913; change trains and continue to Geneva at 0923, arrive Geneva at 1030. That does not leave much tiime for sightseeing in the morning, but you will have time to stow your bags and get started.
The next train via that route leaves IO at 0700, as far as I can see, and gets you to Montreux at 1013. Then the 1023 to Geneva gets you there at 1130. If you catch a later train, such as the 0908 Golden Pass Train at IO on the Golden Pass route, you will not get to Geneva in the morning.
If I were doing it, I'd consider staying in Geneva one night and Montreux the second night. However, since Montreux is only an hour to 1 hr 20 minutes from Geneva, it might indeed be easier to stay two nights in the same hotel in Montreux. Your sightseeing in Geneva would probably be only a few hours in the afternoon......
PS- You can leave your luggage at all major stations, either in lockers or at the left luggage office, as I showed you for Bern. Details are on the SBB website, following that example.. Be careful about closing hours for the offices at any station, but especially at smaller stations which close earlier.
Last modified on Oct 28, 2015 - 7:57 PM by Slowpoke