The GoldenPass Express is an outstanding jewel among luxury trains, offering an incomparable journey from Montreux to Interlaken. The world’s first unique technology with bogies enables the GoldenPass Express to switch to different lane widths during the journey.
With the GoldenPass Express from the Montreux Riviera to mountainous Interlaken
The GoldenPass Express panoramic train travels in 3 ¼ hours from Montreux, the Vaud Riviera via the Pays-d’Enhaut region of Rougement and Château-d’Œx to Gstaad and Interlaken. The change in track width was made possible by the new technology after more than 120 years. Since 2022, the new GoldenPass Express luxury train has been offering an unforgettable travel experience between Montreux and Interlaken without changing trains.
Dreamlike landscapes and luxury service
This ground-breaking luxury journey embodies the perfect symbiosis of breathtaking scenery, first-class service and unforgettable memories. The innovative world premiere of the GoldenPass Express redefines the concept of luxury trains and immerses passengers in a world of elegance and comfort.
The panoramic train’s impressive appearance makes it stand out as soon as it arrives at Montreux station on Lake Geneva. The train, designed as a rolling work of art, impresses with its modern design and sets new standards for luxury trains worldwide. The train’s golden accents not only reflect its name, but also symbolize the unparalleled standard of luxury that passengers will enjoy throughout their journey.
Montreux – Gstaad – Interlaken
The journey takes you through the beautiful landscape of the Pays-d’Enhaut, the pre-alpine area of Fribourg’s Gruyère region, the Vaud section of the Saane valley and the Bernese Saanenland. The luxury train stops in Montbovon, Château-d’Oex, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Boltigen, Erlenbach, Oey-Diemtigen, Wimmis, Spiez and arrives in Interlaken Ost. On the journey, you can also admire the upmarket resort of Gstaad with its pretty chalets from the panoramic train. Gstaad is not only popular with summer and winter sports enthusiasts, but also with starlets and real stars.
This panoramic journey makes it possible to admire the beauty of the surroundings through large panoramic windows, which have been specially designed to maximize the view of the fascinating natural scenery. At the same time, the luxury train also travels the reverse route.
World first narrow gauge to standard gauge
The distance between Montreux and Interlaken is 115 kilometers. This includes 62.4 kilometers on the narrow meter gauge (one meter wide) between Montreux and Zweisimmen. This is followed by 52.6 kilometers on the standard gauge of 1.435 meters from Zweisimmen to Interlaken. The narrow meter gauge of the rails was built over 120 years ago due to the mountainous terrain. 1901 saw the opening of the Montreux – Les Avants line, the first section of the MOB (Montreux-Berner Oberland Railway). In 1905, the 62.4 km Montreux-Zweisimmen MOB line was the first in the country to be fully electrified.
Schweizer Alpen und feines Essen
The level of comfort on board the GoldenPass Express panoramic train is second to none. The carriages are equipped with first-class amenities, including comfortable seating, fine interior design and excellent service that leaves nothing to be desired. Passengers can relax in an exclusive atmosphere and enjoy the passing magic of the Swiss Alps to the full over a delicious meal with fine wines. Every moment on board the GoldenPass Express is an unforgettable experience at the highest level.
The journey from Montreux to Interlaken embodies not only luxury, but also a journey through the history and culture of Switzerland. The GoldenPass Express is more than just a means of transportation – it offers a journey back in time through the picturesque villages and idyllic landscapes that make up the heart of Switzerland. The friendly and knowledgeable staff of the luxury train help to ensure that passengers experience an unforgettable journey by providing first-class service and personal attention.
GoldenPass in Interlaken
The arrival in Interlaken marks the end of a journey that not only connects the two charming towns of Montreux and Interlaken, but also touches the hearts of those who experience the GoldenPass Express. This luxury journey is far more than just a trip from A to B. It offers the pinnacle of beauty of the Swiss Alps, the elegance of travel and the incomparable luxury of the GoldenPass Express. In the world of luxury trains, this pioneering multi-track panoramic train sets new standards. The GoldenPass Express is not only a world first, but also a Swiss masterpiece thanks to the ingenious invention of the variable bogie. It will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable memory for all those lucky enough to be on board.
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Video tests for the Goldenpass Express
Test run through the new gauging system at Zweisimmen station. Never before has it been possible to carry out such a gauge change (from 1 m to 1.43 m) within a few seconds.
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