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Golden pass tickets

We will be in Lucerne for four days in late August and want to take the Golden Pass Railway to Montreux. I am having a hard time figuring out how to reserve those tickets. Any suggestions? We plan to take the scenic train from Lucern to Montreux and then take an express train back the same day. We will have a Eurail Select Pass. Can I use that for both legs?

Posted by
16883 posts

Yes, your Select pass is good for travel all day, until midnight, and covers both the Golden Pass route and your return route. For coverage area, see the blown-up version of the Switzerland map on the larger Eurail map that comes with your pass.

Posted by
7205 posts

Rail Europe is a bad idea. Just a middleman that charges more (they have to make money of course) and doesn't show all of the trains and doesn't even work sometimes. Searching Lucerne -> Montreux for a reservation on RE in June gives me an error message that says their system can't find any trains on my particular day. Booking directly on www.goldenpass.ch yields no problems at all.

Avoid middlemen as a rule of thumb...

Posted by
2580 posts

If a middleman provides a service, it can be worth the cost. YMMV.

Posted by
7205 posts

Righto...that's why the Travel Agency Business is booming?

Posted by
8985 posts

Expedia, travelocity, booking.com, kayak, and trip advisor are all middlemen and they are booming.