Golden Pass Scenic Train Switzerland

Golden Pass Scenic Train

This scenic train ride connects central Switzerland with Lake Geneva. Travel all the way from historic Lucerne to Montreaux and enjoy tall mountains, green valleys and endless vineyards.

Golden Pass is fully included in your Eurail pass.

Golden Pass Scenic Train Route

The Golden Pass runs on the route:

Lucerne - Montreux via Interlaken Ost - Bahnhof Zweisimmen

Golden Pass Scenic Train Facilities and Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Shower/WC
  • Snack trolley
  • Video screens
Facilities may differ per train and route.

Golden Pass Scenic Train Additional Information

Conditions for Eurail Pass Holders
  • Eurail Passes are valid on the entire Golden Pass journey.
  • Seat reservation for groups is compulsory and recommended for individuals.
  • Special supplements apply for the VIP seats and a reservation is also compulsory.
Regular seat reservation: 5 euros - 10 euros
VIP seat reservation: 15 euros

Please note that the Golden Pass journey consist of three different trains. If you want to travel the entire route, you will need to book all trains.

Golden Pass Scenic Train Special Features

For a special treat, ride in the head of the train (VIP seats). You will feel as if you are driving the train. Limited seating only. Between Montreux and Zweisimmen, travelers can also enjoy the "Golden Pass Classic" with refurbished vintage Orient Express cars.

Panorama car and eating possibilities on board:
  • Between Lucerne and Interlaken East: Panorama car in 1st class – Dining car
  • Between Interlaken East and Zweisimmen: Salon car and Golden Pass Lounge in 1st class – Rail bar service
  • Between Zweisimmen and Montreux: Panorama cars in 1st and 2nd class, Front seats VIP “grand vue”, – Rail bar service 
More info at our Golden Pass Webpage

Chocolate Train

Take the chocolate train from Montreux to Broc-Chocolat and discover where Switzerland's delicious chocolate and cheese is made. Visit the cheese factory in the beautiful village Gruyère and continue your journey to Broc to see how chocolate is made. 
  • Eurail passes are valid on the entire Chocolate train route.
  • Reservations are compulsory and can be made online through the Golden Pass webpage.
  • Select Montreux as departure station and Broc-Chocolat as arrival station.
  • Select the option 'Pass' (1st or 2nd class).
Golden Pass Scenic Train Reservation costs:
  • 1st class: 44 euros (CHF 59)
  • 2nd class: 53 euros (CHF 69)

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