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.

The Golden Pass is fully included in your Eurail pass.

Golden Pass routes
Facilities and Services
Additional information


View from Golden Pass train window

Summer or winter, the Golden Pass ride will take your breath away

View from the Golden Pass scenic train in Switzerland

Make sure to keep your camera close!

Panorama coach Golden Pass scenic train

Watch the Swiss Alps pass by through the train window

1st class seats in panorama coach Golden Pass

For the best views, try to book seats in the panorama coach.

Golden Pass scenic train route

Map with route of Golden Pass
The Golden Pass runs on the route:
  • Lucerne - Montreux

    via Interlaken Ost - Bahnhof Zweisimmen

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • Shower/WC

  • Snack trolley

  • Video screens

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
MOB and MVR logos MOB and MVR

Additional information


Conditions for Eurail pass holders

Eurail passes are valid on the entire Golden Pass journey. Seat reservation for groups is compulsory and for individuals recommended. Special supplements apply for the VIP seats and a reservation is also compulsory.

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.


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 


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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 website. Select Montreux as departure station and Broc-Chocolat as arrival station. The special Eurail fare is called GA.


Reservation costs:

  • 1st class: 53 euros (CHF 59)

  • 2nd class: 44 euros (CHF 49) 


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