The highlights of the route.

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. 

Explore the magical facets of Switzerland on the Grand Train Tour. Covering more than 1,280 kilometres, you will travel in comfort on panorama trains to 11 large lakes, through four national language regions and to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour combines impressive panoramic routes and allows you to hop on and off as you please. Discover the beauty of Switzerland from the comfort of the train.

The route is also part of the famous GoldenPass Line from Lucerne to Montreux. Find all the information on the GoldenPass Line page.

Relax as you travel with a guaranteed seat.

Reserve a seat in 1st or 2nd class on the Luzern–Interlaken Express, our ultra-modern panorama train, to guarantee yourself a seat for your adventure trip between Lucerne and Interlaken.

Reservation fees

  • 10 December 2023 to 8 May 2024: CHF 12 
  • 9 May 2024 to 27 October 2024: CHF 16
  • 28 October 2024 to 9 December 2024: CHF 12

The rolling à la carte restaurant.

Enjoy your train journey in our bistro. Start your day with a delicious breakfast, discover our seasonal menus or indulge yourself with one of our themed culinary experiences.

Frequently asked questions.

  • Luzern–Interlaken Ost: every hour from 06:06 to 21:06
  • Interlaken Ost–Luzern: every hour from 07:04 to 20:04
  • Journey time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • You can find the current timetable at

No. Buy a normal train ticket for the entire route or the section of the route that interests you. This route is also fully included in the Swiss Travel Pass / GA Travelcard.

The seats on the right-hand side in the direction of travel from Lucerne or Interlaken. Seat reservations can be confirmed at Timetable and ticket purchase (

Yes. The next train will arrive an hour later.

Yes, in the bistro restaurant in the middle of the train, where the team will spoil you with fine menus and beverages.

Yes, the trains have low-floor access and wheelchair spaces in the middle of the train in coach number 3.



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