The GoldenPass Express Seamlessly Connects Interlaken and Montreux

Over a century in the making, travelers can now journey from Montreux, through Gstaad, to Interlaken without switching trains. The innovative adjustable gauge of the new GoldenPass Express ensures a seamless voyage from the Vaud Riviera, across the Pays-d’Enhaut, to the towering Bernese Alps in just three hours.

The route is fully included in the Swiss Travel Pass. In addition to the GoldenPass Express, this comprehensive guide also explores the captivating journeys on the GoldenPass Panoramic and GoldenPass Belle Époque, ensuring you make the most of your Swiss rail adventure.

Golden Express train journey from Interlaken to Montreux passing through Vaud vineyards.
Begin your picturesque journey from Interlaken to Montreux aboard the Golden Express, weaving through the scenic Vaud vineyards.

The GoldenPass Express is a must-do for anyone visiting Switzerland, Why?

Map highlighting the seamless route of the GoldenPass Express from Interlaken to Montreux.
Chart your journey: The GoldenPass Express connects Interlaken and Montreux, showcasing Switzerland's stunning

Seamless Travel Experience:

Discover key stops along the GoldenPass Express route with our detailed map, showcasing this Premium Panoramic Train's journey.
Delight in the panoramic views and distinctive attractions along the journey from Interlaken to Montreux, aboard the Switzerland scenic train.

Iconic Journey:

The journey on the GoldenPass Express encompasses world-famous places across three regions – Interlaken, Gstaad, Château-d’Oex, Montbovon, and Montreux, each offering unique attractions and experiences.

Travelers conversing and admiring scenic views through the panoramic windows of the GoldenPass Express train.
GoldenPass Express Prestige: A Social Hub for Travelers Creating a Vibrant Atmosphere

Prestige Class:

The centerpiece of the new train is the “Prestige” class, offering plenty of privacy, maximum comfort in a small compartment, and exceptional culinary options. Features include luxurious heated leather seats that can rotate 180 degrees and elevated positioning for a better view of the scenery.

Cheese and cold cut platter paired with a glass of white wine, served aboard the GoldenPass Express train.
Culinary Delights on the GoldenPass Express Prestige Class: A Gourmet Experience Available Across All Classes.

Culinary Delights:

Travelers can pre-order local and international delicacies to enjoy during the journey. Options range from champagne and fine caviar to traditional and vegetarian apéro-plates.

Couple walking alongside the innovative GoldenPass Express train.
Swiss railway innovation at its best: The GoldenPass Express seamlessly links Interlaken and Montreux.

Swiss Innovation:

The GoldenPass Express represents a Swiss masterstroke in railway innovation, solving a century-old challenge of connecting Interlaken and Montreux without changing trains, through the introduction of adjustable bogies.

Prestige seating on the GoldenPass Express.
Luxuriate in "Prestige" class. Reservations are mandatory due to limited seats, with a surcharge applicable.


The entire trip lasts for approximately 3 hours 15 minutes, combining stunning views with unrivaled comfort to make the journey as spectacular as the destination itself.

Couple relishing the scenic view from the panoramic window of GoldenPass Express's prestige class.
Enjoy breathtaking vistas with the Swiss Travel Pass on the GoldenPass Express. Note: Seat reservations are separate.

Swiss Travel Pass:

The route is fully included in the Swiss Travel Pass, though seat reservations must be paid for separately.

Secure your Swiss Travel Pass today and reserve your seat on the GoldenPass Express through their website. The Swiss Travel Pass offers complimentary travel, with your only expense being the seat reservation fee.

Passengers in 1st class on Glacier Express, engaged in onboard activities.
Relish 3 hours 15 minutes of unparalleled views and comfort aboard the Glacier Express's 1st class.

How to Book GoldenPass Express/Prices

Due to limited seating capacity, reservations are mandatory in the “Prestige” class and recommended for 1st and 2nd class travel, with a surcharge in addition to the valid ticket for the selected travel class.

Prestige (Individual and Group)CHF 35.00
Individual 1st and 2nd classCHF 20.00
Group 1st and 2nd classCHF 17.00
Reservations are mandatory for groups of 10 people or more
1st class seating on the GoldenPass Express train.
Experience luxury on the GoldenPass Express, with daily departures from Montreux and Interlaken Ost all year round.
Screenshot of the seat reservation process on the GoldenPass Express website.
How to reserve your seat on the GoldenPass Express on their website -

GoldenPass Express Timetable 2024:

Timetable valid from Dec 9, 2023 – Dec 14, 2024
Operates throughout the year / Daily departures from both Montreux and Interlaken Ost. 

Interlaken Ost10:5012:5015:5017:50
Interlaken Ost09:0811:0814:0816:08

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Family of four engaging in conversation and playing cards on the GoldenPass Express from Interlaken to Montreux, comfortably seated in the 1st Class compartment.
Creating Memorable Family Moments in 1st Class on the GoldenPass Express from Interlaken to Montreux.
Parents and their two children bonding over a card game, surrounded by the luxurious ambiance of the GoldenPass Express 1st Class.
Cherished Family Bonding Time: Luxurious Comfort Meets Fun on the GoldenPass Express 1st Class.

GoldenPass Express Highlights in Your Swiss Itinerary

Dive into Switzerland’s splendor with our streamlined itineraries, perfect for those holding an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass. Tailored for both first-time visitors and seasoned explorers, our guides merge Switzerland’s renowned attractions with its hidden treasures, all while incorporating the scenic GoldenPass train ride. Eager to experience Switzerland’s breathtaking landscapes and adventures? Browse through each itinerary below for a journey filled with simplicity and beauty, where the GoldenPass train ride takes center stage.

  • GoldenPass Panorama: 8-Day Explorer’s Dream – Navigate through the heart of Switzerland, where each twist and turn unveils a new, awe-inspiring vista, all from the comfort of the GoldenPass Express. Discover this route.

  • Alpine Majesty & Montreux Charm: 8-Day Swiss Travel Pass Adventure via GoldenPass – Embark on a journey through the towering Alps and the enchanting Swiss towns, with the GoldenPass Express as your guide. Begin this adventure.

  • Swiss Alps & Italian Lakes: 10-Day Swiss-Italian Sojourn with GoldenPass – Experience the best of Swiss alpine scenery and the tranquil beauty of Italy’s Lake Como, enhanced by the journey on the GoldenPass train. Start this unique journey.

Discovering the Full GoldenPass Experience: A Tapestry of Swiss Scenery

While the GoldenPass Express stands out for its unique features, the complete GoldenPass journey offers an expansive and unparalleled experience through Switzerland’s diverse landscapes. The route unfolds in three magnificent sections:

GoldenPass Belle Epoque train crossing a bridge, descending towards the Lake Geneva Region.
Journey back in time with the GoldenPass Belle Epoque, bridging the scenic beauty en route to the Lake Geneva Region.
  • In conclusion, while the GoldenPass Express offers a direct, state-of-the-art connection, the classic GoldenPass Line, split into these three sections, is an experience in its own right, piecing together Switzerland’s cultural and natural mosaic in an unforgettable way.

Experience the essence of Swiss travel on the GoldenPass Line from Interlaken to Montreux and vice versa with the Swiss Travel Pass. This journey offers unparalleled views and comfort, making it a must-do for any traveler. Secure your pass with SwissASAP for easy access to this and many other Swiss adventures, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.


Q: Is the GoldenPass Line train covered by the Swiss Travel Pass?

A: Yes, the GoldenPass Line train is included in the Swiss Travel Pass. With this pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel on the GoldenPass route and only need to pay for seat reservations.

Q: What is the difference between 1st Class and 2nd Class on the GoldenPass Line?

A: On the GoldenPass Line, 1st Class offers larger, more spacious seats and generally fewer passengers per carriage, providing a more comfortable and private journey. 2nd Class, while also comfortable, provides standard seating and can accommodate more passengers per carriage.

Q: Can I stop at towns along the GoldenPass Line and continue my journey later?

A: Yes, one of the advantages of the GoldenPass Line is the flexibility it offers. You can disembark at any of the towns along the route, explore at your leisure, and then catch a later train to continue your journey.
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