Panaromic vs normal Swiss trains on Golden Pass

Panaromic vs normal Swiss trains on Golden Pass

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Euro2018
Euro2018
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Mar 16, 2018 - 3:58 PM

I am planning to take this route Luzern - Interlaken, Interlaken - Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen - Montreux railway lines

The above route is called Golden Pass route which takes close to 4- 5 hrs. right ?

if i take this , both normal trains and trains with Panoramic windows operates on the same route . right ,?

normal train runs frequently and Panoramic trains runs infrequently in this route and every 1 hour the NORMAL train runs in this route , right ?

while return what is the shortest route from Montreux to Luzern?

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM in reply to Euro2018

Pretty much. I replied to your other post about the Golden Pass train here and that might give more details.

The train from Luzern to Interlaken is panoramic with more windows than normal...but somehow to me not quite the same as the panoramic trains between Zweisimmen and Montreux. The trains between Interlaken and Zweisimmen are completely normal.

Normal, regional trains run this whole route (3 sections really) as well yes. The only option between Luzern and Interlaken (direct) is on the panoramic train so you'll be on it if you travel to Interlaken at some point on your trip.

The timetable will give you the fastest options. This will change depending on your date and time of preferred departure. Essentially the route can be done as quickly as 2 hours and 45 minutes or so (with 1 or two connections).

Attached are pictures of the panoramic trains on that route. The train on the right of the last picture is the train you take from Interlaken to Zweisimmen.

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awankelabu
awankelabu
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Mar 19, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Hi,

I always thought only panoramic trains go through Zweisimmen ;P So does that mean if I buy a train ticket via Zweisimmen on SBB website, that is for the normal train? How do I go about buying a ticket for the panoramic train (without seat reservations)?

What if I buy a Saver Day pass, can I board the panoramic train?

Thanks!

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 19, 2018 - 4:39 PM in reply to awankelabu

Hi awankelabu, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

Other standard trains run on this line as well. The panoramic trains are noted on the timetable as MOB Panoramic. You can buy tickets using the timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable).

With a Saver Day Pass you can board the panoramic train.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Mar 20, 2018 - 3:19 AM in reply to awankelabu

>> I always thought only panoramic trains go through Zweisimmen ;P So does that mean if I buy a train ticket via Zweisimmen on SBB website, that is for the normal train? How do I go about buying a ticket for the panoramic train (without seat reservations)?

You haven't told us which direction you are travelling in, or your origin and destination, so I will use the example of travelling Montreux-Zweisimmen-Interlaken Ost (or vice versa).

Any ticket you buy will be valid for a particular date, and not limited to one particular train. You can therefore use it on any train on that route during that day. That includes standard trains or those with panoramic windows.

Reservations, however, are tied to a particular train, and are not valid for any other train. They are not compulsory for the Golden Pass route.

Tickets and reservations are bought separately for the Golden Pass route.

Alpenrose

awankelabu
awankelabu
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Mar 20, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Thank you for your reply Chantal and Alpenrose666!

Euro2018
Euro2018
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Mar 20, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Thank you all !!!

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