The route of the GoldenPass line is the following: it leaves from Montreux and goes to Zweisimmen, it takes approximately 1,5 hours; after Zweisimmen it goes to Interlaken Ost which is located approximately at 1,10 hours of Zweisimmen, then from Interlaken Ost the train continues to Lucerne and it takes approximately 2 hours.
Type of train
The GoldenPass line is composed of two different kinds of train. The first category is composed of modern panoramic trains that have VIP front seats which give passengers the feeling of driving the train. The second category of train is composed of ancient classic train “belle époque”, made in the 1930s style of the Orient Express.
Lucerne to Interlaken
When taking the train Lucerne to Interlaken, it climbs up to the Brünig Pass, then it continues to Meirengen and Brienz before it reaches Interlaken. The Brünig Pass links Central Switzerland with the Bernese Oberland. It is so breathtakingly steep in places that a rack system is used to negotiate the gradients.
From Zweisimmen the golden train leaves for the glamorous alpine region of Gstaad. The first glimpse of Lake Geneva comes when the train is making its way through vineyards of the Montreux Riviera region.