GoldenPass Express

From Interlaken to Montreux

GoldenPass Express Line

The GoldenPass Express redefines the travel experience between Interlaken and Montreux.

On one of Switzerland’s most picturesque train routes, the GoldenPass Express provides a seamless and comfortable travel experience. The new panoramic train of the Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway Company will run between Interlaken and Montreux up to four times a day (from June 2023), offering uninterrupted views of the breathtaking panorama.

Prestigious

The new travel class “Prestige” is the centrepiece of the new train. The exclusive travel class offers discerning travellers everything they expect from an unforgettable train journey: plenty of privacy, maximum comfort in a small compartment, and an exceptional culinary offering.

Guests in Prestige can make themselves comfortable on the luxurious and heated leather seats, which can be rotated 180 degrees by train attendants upon request. Prestige is also elevated by 40 cm compared to the other travel classes, giving guests an even better view of the fascinating scenery and allowing them to fully immerse themselves in it.

Culinary delights

Local and international delicacies can be ordered in advance, ensuring a perfect start to an exciting journey. For example, how about a glass of champagne and a portion of the finest caviar from Frutigen in Switzerland? Those who prefer to pamper their palate with rustic delicacies won’t be disappointed with the mountain plate or a vegetarian alternative.

Select food services must be pre-ordered for all 3 classes.

World-famous places, three regions

The journey on the GoldenPass Express is like a foray through Switzerland. The trip starts in picturesque Interlaken and continues via Gstaad, Château-d’Oex and Montbovon to Montreux, the journey’s final stop. Of course, guests can also start their trip in Montreux.

Swissness

The GoldenPass Express is a world-first and a Swiss masterstroke. After all, the idea of connecting Interlaken and Montreux without needing to change trains originated more than 100 years ago. The project never materialised, however, because of the different track gauges of the respective sections of the line.

But this seemingly impossible challenge could now be solved by an ingenious invention. The thinking at the time: if the track width could not be changed, the rolling stock must adapt. The innovative bogie on the train ensures that the train wheels can adjust to the new track width and platform height in a matter of seconds.

Design

The GoldenPass Express is not only a source of celebration among guests with an affinity for technology; the design is equally impressive. The form factor of the unmistakable train front bears the signature of the renowned Italian design studio Pininfarina. Innova Design oversaw the interior and some exterior elements of this new train.

Facilities & Services

Facilities on the train

  • Panorama coaches in 1st and 2nd class as well as in Prestige
  • Luggage racks and ski fixtures

Prestige

  • Individually adjustable seats with seat warmer and footrest
  • Seats can be rotated by the train crew to always face forward
  • Immersive travel experience thanks to a seat level elevated by 40 cm
  • Service to the seat, enhanced catering offer

Catering

  • Catering options for individual travellers and groups to be pre-ordered at seat reservation
  • Reservation possible up to 2 days prior to travel date
  • Selection of snacks and beverages available on board
Tickets & Reservation
Reservation and surcharges

  • Due to limited seating capacity, reservations for travel in Prestige are mandatory (CHF 35) and strongly recommended for 1st and 2nd class travel.
  • Reservations via B2B-Webshop. Access upon request via [email protected]
  • Seat reservation for groups of 10 or more people required and at a surcharge. Offer upon request. 
Swiss Travel Pass

With a valid Swiss Travel Pass, nothing stands in the way of a trip on the GoldenPass Express. The pass covers the fare of the train journey, though seat reservations must be paid for separately. 50% discount with Swiss Half Fare Card, fully included in Eurail/Interrail.

Timetable

The entire trip takes 3 hours 15 minutes, departing from either Interlaken or Montreux.