How to book the Golden Pass line

How to book the Golden Pass line

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Jchurch
Jchurch
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Oct 6, 2017 - 11:35 PM

My mother and I will be travelling to Switzerland in November. I have come across the golden line pass and would like to do it from Montreux to Lucerne. I am confused as to how to book this trip as it looks like you have to do it separately. We would like to take the most scenic route through Interlaken and zweisimmen. If anyone could help in giving some input in how to go about scheduling this that would be great.

Thanks so much

Jessica

Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 7, 2017 - 5:46 AM in reply to Jchurch

Hi Jessica and welcome to MySwissAlps!

When searching for the Golden Pass route - described here, check the timetable of trains and be sure to travel via to enter the via-stations Zweisimmen & Meiringen *use advanced search to enter 2 via stations.

Here is the timetable link to search on. The section between Montreux and Zweisimmen feature the panoramic trains. On the timetable they are noted as MOB panoramic (modern) or MOB Belle Epoque (heritage style). Both are great options.

Reservations are optional and I think in November you wouldn't need them. If you do want to reserve I would do so only for Montreux to Zweisimmen and you can make those reservations here (use the links under "more information".

rockoyster
rockoyster
3916 posts
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Oct 7, 2017 - 5:57 AM in reply to Jchurch

Hi Jessica and Welcome to the MySwissAlps Forum,

Yes the Golden Pass Line is in three legs. The main panoramic leg is from Montreux to Zweisimmen. From there to Interlaken Ost is just a regular train with most likely a change at Speiz. From Interlaken Ost to Luzern you take the Luzern - Interlaken Express which again is just a regular train but has larger windows.

The journey is covered (ie free) with the Swiss Travel Pass.

This link www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass should tell you all you need to know. Reservations are not needed but may be advisable on the Montreux to Zweisimmen leg.

You can make reservations here. There is a small fee.

For train timings you can check the SBB timetable www.myswissalps.com/ti metable for Montreux to Luzern via Zweisimmen and Interlaken Ost. The panoramic trains are denoted MOB Panoramic or MOB Belle Epoque (for the "vintage-style" trains).

Hope that helps.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3916 posts
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Oct 7, 2017 - 5:58 AM in reply to Lucas

My typing is too slow Lucas. LOL.

Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 7, 2017 - 3:10 PM in reply to rockoyster

;)

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