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Pleasure trip from Interlaken to Montreux

Experience an unforgettable trip on the GoldenPass Express from Interlaken to Montreux - without changing trains. Thanks to extra-large panoramic windows, the landscape cinema looks particularly alive.

Sit back and relax: all three classes of the GoldenPass Express offer plenty of comfort and, thanks to large panoramic windows, the best views of the passing landscapes. The highlight: the new Prestige class with a touch of luxury. From breakfast to caviar with champagne - the catering on board will regale you with everything that goes with a pleasure trip.

Tip: We recommend that half-fare cardholders purchase a Saver Day Pass.

For 1st and 2nd class, seat reservations are strongly recommended, while for Prestige class they are mandatory.

Take the train to Interlaken Ost, West or Spiez. Then change to the GoldenPass Express (as per the timetable).

Timetable & route

From Interlaken to Montreux without changing trains

The total journey time from Montreux to Interlaken or vice versa is around 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Timetable

The following timetable is valid from 2022 (subject to change):

Montreux–Gstaad–Interlaken

Montreux dp 07.34 09.34 12.34 14.34
Montbovon dp 08.21 10.21 13.21 15.21
Château-d'Oex dp 08.36 10.36 13.36 15.36
Gstaad dp 09.00 11.00 14.00 16.00
Zweisimmen dp 09.39 11.39 14.39 16.39
Spiez dp 10.23 12.23 15.23 17.23
Interlaken Ost ar 10.50 12.50 15.50 17.50

 

Interlaken–Gstaad–Montreux

Interlaken Ost dp 09.08 11.08 14.08 16.08
Spiez dp 09.38 11.38 14.38 16.38
Zweisimmen dp 10.30 12.30 15.30 17.30
Gstaad dp 11.00 13.00 16.00 18.00
Château-d'Oex dp
11.22 13.22 16.22 18.22
Montbovon dp 11.39 13.39 16.39 18.39
Montreux ar 12.20 14.20 17.30 19.30

Route & stations

The distance between Montreux and Interlaken is 115.34 kilometres: 62.43 kilometres on the metre gauge (Montreux–Zweisimmen) and 52.91 kilometres on the standard gauge (Zweisimmen–Interlaken). Along the way, the GoldenPass Express passes through three cantons: Vaud, Fribourg and Bern..

Stations along the GoldenPass Express: 

  • Montreux  
  • Montbovon
  • Château-d'Oex
  • Gstaad 
  • Schönried
  • Saanenmöser
  • Zweisimmen
  • Boltigen
  • Erlenbach
  • Oey-Diemtigen
  • Wimmis
  • Spiez
  • Interlaken West
  • Interlaken Ost

Ticket classes

The new GoldenPass Express has three different ticket classes. In addition to 1st and 2nd class, there is also the Prestige class, which offers comfortable, adjustable seats that can now be heated and turned in the direction of travel by the train crew.

Thanks to the large panoramic windows, all three classes offer a unique view and an unforgettable experience throughout the trip.

The carriages have luggage racks and ski holders.

The low-floor carriages will be in service from mid-2024. In these carriages there will subsequently be space for persons with reduced mobility as well as a toilet suitable for the disabled. All toilets are equipped with a changing table.

Booking

GA travelcard

The general travelcard is valid on this route.

For 1st and 2nd class, seat reservations are recommended, while for Prestige class they are mandatory. Select “Reservation only” under the “Reduction” option.

Half Fare Travelcard and full price

To take advantage of the offer, you need a valid ticket in the desired class. The Swiss Travel Pass, 1-day travel card, half-fare and general travelcard are all valid.

We recommend that all half-fare cardholders purchase a Saver Day Pass.

Saver Day Pass from CHF 29.00*

Travel around Switzerland all day long on public transport from CHF 29.00*. It is valid throughout the GA area of validity. The Saver Day Pass is available on the BLS Mobil app and the BLS Webshop

*Price with second class Half-Fare travel card. The earlier you book, the cheaper you travel. No refunds or exchanges.

For 1st and 2nd class, seat reservations are recommended, while for Prestige class they are mandatory. 

How to get there

Take the train to Interlaken Ost, West or Spiez. Then change to the GoldenPass Express (as per the timetable).

Food and drink

The GoldenPass Express includes an on-board catering service with local products available with advance booking. In all three classes, snacks and drinks are also offered directly on board. Food and drinks are served at your seat.

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