Zurich to Montreux plus Golden Pass train

Zurich to Montreux plus Golden Pass train

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monaGmona
monaGmona
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Oct 9, 2017 - 2:41 AM

Hi,

I will travel from Zurich to Montreux but also want to take the Golden Pass Train on the way. I have a few questions.

1. Should I take a train from Zurich to Luzern then board on Golden Pass Train from Luzern to Montreux, or is there another connection I can connect my trip from Zurich with the Golden Pass Train?

2. Will I miss a lot scenic views if I don't connect through Luzern?

3. Will my travel time be greatly lengthened if I take Golden Pass train other than regular train?

I greatly appreciate any suggestion!

rockoyster
rockoyster
3707 posts
expert
Oct 9, 2017 - 2:55 AM in reply to monaGmona

Hello monaGmona,

The Golden Pass Line runs between Luzern and Montreux. It consists of three legs. Read all about it here. www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass

So to answer your questions . . . .

1. Yes, you need to go to Luzern to enjoy the full Golden Pass Line. But if as your other posts suggest you may be staying in Interlaken then you will have already done the Luzern to Interlaken leg. You can follow the remainder of the Golden Pass Line from Interlaken if you go via Zweisimmen to Montreux.

You can get to Montreux from Zurich by a quicker less scenic route. The SBB timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) will show you the fastest route. If you want to follow the Golden Pass Line you need to include via Luzern, Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen in the search for Zurich to Montreux.

2. Yes.

3. You can compare travel times using the timetable.

Last modified on Oct 9, 2017 - 2:56 AM by rockoyster
rockoyster
rockoyster
3707 posts
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Oct 9, 2017 - 4:44 AM in reply to monaGmona

To add a bit to my response to your question 2.

There are several ways of getting from Zurich to Montreux. The main ones are listed below in ascending order of travel time (which also coincides with decreasing order of scenic attractions). Approximate travel times in brackets.

Via Bern and Lausanne (2:40) No Golden Pass Line

Via Bern, Spiez and Zweisimmen (4:40) Pick up Golden Pass Line at Spiez

Via Luzern, Interlaken Ost, Spiez, Zweisimmen (6:10) Full Golden Pass Line between Luzern and Montreux

Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 9, 2017 - 6:35 AM in reply to monaGmona

Hi monaGmona,

Something I did a few years ago - Zurich to Zweisimmen (connection in Bern) and then connect on a panoramic train on to Montreux. This leg is the most scenic I think and has the panoramic trains. So you get a good feel for the route if you don't want (or have time) for the full route via Luzern and Interlaken.

Luzern to Interlaken is also nice (and the trains have larger windows similar to a panoramic train).

monaGmona
monaGmona
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Oct 9, 2017 - 2:49 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi rockoyster, Thanks a lot for the detailed information. They are really helpful!

monaGmona
monaGmona
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Oct 9, 2017 - 2:52 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks, Lucas! I will take both routes into consideration.

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