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What is the difference between the GoldenPass "classic" cars & GoldenPass "panoramic" cars? Considering using a Swiss Travel Pass for Lausanne to Montreux & then the Golden Pass from Montreux to Interlaken & Interlaken to Lucerne?

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  • April 10, 2015 16:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Neha. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass scenic route</a> starts in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html">Montreux</a>. Therefore, you would take a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> in order to connect up with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass line</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html">Geneva to Montreux</a> don't accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The full route of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Golden Pass</a> runs from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a>, but you can just take it as far as <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> if you wish. When taking the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>, you would change trains in Zweisimmen en route from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. When traveling with a rail pass, it would only be necessary to have reservations on the segment of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montreux-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montreux-to-zweisimmen.html">Montreux to Zweisimmen</a>. It is not necessary to have reservations on the segment from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html">Zweisimmen to Interlaken</a>, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montreux-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux to Zweisimmen</a> by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating that you'll be traveling with the 'Swiss Pass' when you're prompted to enter the type of pass you'll have. For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the un-reserved trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html">Geneva to Montreux</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow">Zweisimmen to Interlaken</a> by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a> (instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations') and entering the routes, these times not indicating that you'll be traveling with any type of pass when you're prompted..
  • January 09, 2015 16:40
    Jeff
    Changed title to What is the difference between the GoldenPass "classic" cars & GoldenPass "panoramic" cars? Considering using a Swiss Travel Pass for Lausanne to Montreux & then the Golden Pass from Montreux to Interlaken & Interlaken to Lucerne?
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  • January 05, 2015 17:52
    Jeff
    Changed title to Swiss Travel Pass for Lausanne to Montreux & then the Golden Pass from Montreux to Interlaken & Interlaken to Lucerne?
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