Mar 21, 2016 - 6:28 PM
If you've entered the via-stations I mentioned in my earlier post, the timetable will display options for the Golden Pass route only. Train names and types aren't that relevant. The "Golden Pass" is just a name for the entire route Montreux-Zweisimmen-Interlaken-Lucerne, but it's actually covered by several railway companies and train types. It's explained at our Golden Pass page: see "The route" and "The train". By the way, did you click the "plus" symbol next to the connections displayed in the timetable, in order to see more details?
I think you're referring to the Glacier Express? There's only one such route. Please find details at the page I linked to. To be honest, the route is quite far off from Interlaken and Lucerne. It will be hard to include this (or only part of it) in your itinerary. Theoretically you could do part of it from Lucerne, getting to Andermatt and boarding the Glacier Express in the direction of Brig or Chur there. Personally, I'd rather focus on the Interlaken and Lucerne regions though, to cut down on traveling times.
Lucerne is a good base town. As for Interlaken: it's located very centrally and has all facilities a tourist needs, but it's not the most scenic town in itself. If you prefer a less central, smaller town closer to the mountains you can consider Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren or Grindelwald. If you need help finding suitable hotels, please post to our accommodation forum and include your criteria as explained here.
Last modified on Mar 21, 2016 - 6:38 PM by Arno