Question by s_kroy: Swiss train from Interlaken to Montreux and Geneva-What pass I should buy?
We family of four soon going to Interlaken. From Interlaken we would like to visit Montreux. Also we have to catch flight from Geneva for our next destnation Ams. My question is how to plan the tour. Is Montreux on the way to Geneva? I am also planning to buy swiss pass for us. Can I use the same for our trip to Montreux and Geneva? Thanks in advance.
Answer by Mr Who
Montreux is not on the regular way to Geneva if you come from Interlaken. The train would usually bring you to Berne, then to Lausanne or Fribourg, then on to Geneva or via Spiez-Kandersteg-Lötschberg tunnel to Brig, Lausanne and on to Geneva. However, the route from Interlaken to Montreux is know as one of the most scenic and touristy railway trails one can do in Switzerland. Montreux to Geneva is just a continuation of this trip. The whole trip is also known under the name of “GoldenPass line”. See here for details in English: http://www.goldenpass.ch/default.asp?Language=EN
If you already planned to buy a Swiss Pass: Yes, you can use it for the Interlaken-Montreux-Geneva journey, too. Which only shows that the Swiss railway system is very, very easy about (not only) such things. I suggest however to do a reservation, since the train might be packed.
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