MOB (Switzerland)

The Chemin de fer Montreux–Oberland Bernois (MOB) operates trains on a number of routes from Montreux that are branded ‘Golden Pass’ trains.

The main route taken is The Golden Pass route Montreux – Montvobon – Gstaad – Zweisimmen (in either direction).

Another route links Zweisimmen with Lenk.

The Four Different Train Services:

MOB operates four different types of train service on the route between Montreux and Zweisimmen:

1: Panoramic* trains – that have particularly large windows

2: Belle-Epoque (Classic) trains that resemble a miniature Orient Express

3: standard trains that travel the length of the route between Montreux and Zweisimmen stopping at all stations

4: local trains that travel on parts of the route only

*Panoramic trains also have a lounge at the end of the train for 360 views, seats in these lounge are limited, so reservations are recommended - a surcharge applies to the ticket price to travel in these lounges.

The Timetable - and choosing a type of train:

The timetable is arranged so that during the day there is 1 x train an hour in both directions between Montreux and Zweissimmen.

However, as will be seen above, not all trains making the journey are Panoramic or Belle-Epoque trains.

The MOB online timetable does not distinguish between the Belle-Epoque, Panoramic and standard trains.

However, if you look up journeys in either direction between Montreux and Zweissimmen, the standard trains are those with the longer journey times.

If you want to specifically travel on a Belle-Epoque or Panoramic trains (both are highly recommended) a better option is to click the dates on the ‘Timetable’ link.

This gives access to an online brochure - on which the Belle-Epoque and Panoramic trains are clearly marked.

An overview of train travel in Switzerland

Our guide to Swiss mountain railways

How to buy tickets for Swiss train journeys

International train routes to/from Switzerland

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