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Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

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Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

My husband and I want to take the scenic train from Lucerne to Interlaken. But are confused by the options available.

1. Are all trains from lucerne to Interlaken with a scenic view and have panoramic windows or is it just the golden pass line?

2. Where should be book the tickets for the scenic view trains? We want to use official websites only.

3. We will mostly likely get a Swiss pass - so I know it's covers scenic routes. Do we still need to make seat reservations to get the best seats?

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1. Re: Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

Hi there,

1] Golden pass is a marketing term covering 3 different trains in sequence. The only part of it were SOME trains have panoramic windows and seat reservation for them is Montreux-Zweisimmen. Hence for Interlaken Ost - Luzern any train does.

2] No need to buy for you as you have Swiss Pass, no seat reservation possible.

3] See 2.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

Hi ssheno3

You are right, there are different routings from Lucerne to Interlaken. The one you are looking for is the Bruenig railway. To find it on www.sbb.ch/en input from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost (or your definitive destination) via Bruenig-Hasliberg and you will get the correct line.

All trains on this route are circulating on the same tracks the views are always the same. Do not worry about windows, they all are large and you can see the area from any window of these trains.

Have fun


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3. Re: Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

There are great views from all of the carriage son the trains on this line. You will be covered with a Swiss Pass, enjoy your trip!

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4. Re: Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

That clears things up. Thank you all so much! :)

5. Re: Lucerne to Interlaken Scenic Train

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