May 19, 2018 - 4:09 AM
in reply to Steedypj
>> Is the train from Montreux to Zurich via Lausanne a worthwhile scenic train trip? Or would it be nicer to go to Zurich from Brig
Trains from Montreux to Zürich via Lausanne first travel along Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) between the lake and the Lavaux vineyard terraces, and that part of it is very scenic, but only lasts about half-an-hour.
After that, the train travels through the flatter parts of the country, which are pleasant enough, but are more heavily populated with larger towns and cities. In my opinion that route can't be compared to the far more scenic mountain routes that travel through countryside with more of a traditional village/small town character to complement the beauty of the mountains, valleys and lakes.
If you are travelling with luggage on the fast route, try to avoid the commuter peak travel times out of Montreux and Lausanne.