Luzern-Interlaken Express Scenic Rail Journey

Spectacular lakes and mountain scenery

Luzern-Interlaken Express
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne
Take in the landscape of lake views, a high mountain pass and idyllic Swiss countryside

Lucerne - Meiringen - Interlaken

The panoramic Luzern-Interlaken Express train connects favourite resorts in a scenic two hour journey through the very heart of Switzerland, passing along the shores of crystal clear lakes and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. Board the train with its distinctive red livery in historic Lucerne, and you travel along the lakeside to Alpnachstad and then to the Saarner lake. For the section from Giswil, the train is required to engage its cog rail system to overcome a gradient four times steeper than the famous Gotthard line. Another scenic lake (Lungern) comes into view after which you head through picturesque countryside towards the Brünig Pass which – at a height of over 1,000m - links Central Switzerland with the Bernese Oberland. The journey continues to Meiringen, starting point for visits to the region’s gorges. The train descends towards Brienz and here you again travel along a picturesque lakeshore as you make your way to Interlaken, gateway to the Jungfrau mountains.

The Luzern-Interlaken Express runs every hour in each direction between Lucerne and Interlaken and the journey takes around 2 hours. 

Make your holiday one to remember with a journey on the Luzern Interlaken Express

Speak to our team today to find out how you can combine your holiday with a breathtaking ride on the renowned Luzern Interlaken Express

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Luzern-Interlaken Express suggested holidays 2023

Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order

Our suggested two and multi centre itineraries can also be changed to fit your requirements with higher grade hotels and upgraded rooms. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

Luzern-Interlaken Express 6 Day | Heart Of Scenic Switzerland

A wonderful introduction to Switzerland. Stay in the resorts with the widest choice of lakes and mountains excursions, and enjoy a journey on the Luzern-Interlaken Express with its glorious views.

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GoldenPass Express 8 Day | Switzerland's Top Lakeside Resorts

A memorable holiday combining stays beside two of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes with a journey across mountain passes on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Express.

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Brienzer Rothorn steam train 8 Day | Steam Railway Highlights

A special holiday including scenic journeys between resorts AND two steam trains in different mountain regions. Enjoy the scenery of the Alps and stunning views above the lakes.

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GoldenPass Express 8 Day | Explore Switzerland's Variety

Opportunity to enjoy one of the most loved journeys in Switzerland! The GoldenPass Express is a leisurely ride from Lake Geneva to Lake Thun, through idyllic countryside and across the Bernese Alps.

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GoldenPass Express 8 Day | GoldenPass Discovery Holiday

This holiday brings together 2 favourite journeys and 3 of the very best lakes and mountains resorts. The holiday is for a week but can be extended so you can enjoy each resort a little longer.

From £1391 pp More details...
Luzern-Interlaken Express 12 Day | Sunny Lakes & Dramatic Mountains

Italian style in Lugano, a quiet Swiss lakeside village in Central Switzerland, and the sweet mountain air of the high Alps. Travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express and Luzern-Interlaken Express included.

From £1761 pp More details...
GoldenPass Express 12 Day | Treasured Resorts & A Discovery

Combining Lucerne and Montreux - both well known for their lively centres and myriad lakes & mountains excursions - with Appenzell, a delightful corner of Switzerland with unique charm.

From £1752 pp More details...
Alp Grüm station Bernina Express with view of Piz Palue and the glacier 15 Day | Leading Scenic Journeys & Resorts

Enjoy three stunning scenic rail journeys with time to explore the diverse regions around alpine St. Moritz, Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, and Interlaken and Jungfrau mountains.

From £2179 pp More details...
Viaduct at Intragna - Centovalli Line 15 Day | Hidden Treasures Holiday

Scenic journeys on the Luzern-Interlaken Express, Lötschberg & Centovalli Lines and the Gotthard Panorama Express. You'll stay in resorts close to 4 of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland.

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Glacier Express near Andermatt 15 Day | Grand Scenic Train Tour

The ultimate scenic rail holiday! Experience famous journeys across Switzerland, with the opportunity to stay in and explore the sights of some of our favourite lakes and mountains resorts.

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Bernina Express 15 Day | The Swiss Experience Holiday

Scenic rail journeys through diverse lakes and mountains landscapes. For that true Swiss experience, you will be able to stay in 5 different resorts, each with its own unique beauty.

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Holidays with the Luzern-Interlaken Express

Your Luzern-Interlaken Express carriage

Panoramic viewing cars with air conditioning and ultra large windows which extend into the roof curvature of the carriage ceiling. 

First class: groups of four seats on one side of the aisle; two seats on the other. Both with table. 

Second class: groups of four seats with table.

On board services

The train has a bistro car where you can sit and enjoy tea/coffee, soft drinks, beer and a choice of breakfast items, snacks and selected main meals. The baked goods on offer are produced by local bakeries in Interlaken and Lucerne.

Why not download the Luzern-Interlaken Express LiveGuide app which provides a digital travel guide for the route and directs you where to look for the next scenic highlight. You can also can order via the app and have your refreshments brought directly to your seat.

Luzern-Interlaken Express prices

Lucerne to Interlaken or vice versa: 2nd class 16.50 Sfrs per person or 1st class 29 Sfrs per person

Booking fee: 10 Sfrs per person

Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).

Connecting with other scenic rail journeys

We can create a multi-centre scenic rail holiday which combines the Luzern-Interlaken Express with other famous trains. 

From Lucerne: travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express to Lugano or Pre-Alpine Express to Appenzell

From Interlaken: travel on the GoldenPass Express to Montreux or Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig


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Speak to our team today to find out more!

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Luzern-Interlaken Express

Highlights of the route


Please click below to discover more about the beautiful sights you will see as you journey along the route of the Luzern-Interlaken Express

Planning your holiday 2023

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