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How good is the scenic train ride from Lucerne to Paris
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Is this trip really scenic?

Lucerne to Montreux via the scenic train via Interlaken. Total journey takes about 4 hours depending on if you take a longer layover in Interlaken.

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Its a pleasant ride along a lake, up a valley and over the mountains by Gstaad then down through some terraced vineyards with a good view over lake Geneva, but it’s not as spectacular as some of the other scenic train rides they have. If they are charging more for the “scenic train”, I would just buy regular tickets along the same route: same view except the scenic train has a couple of rows of seats across the front of the train (first class, I seem to recall) that are usually filled with kids. I now buy second class tickets; the people are often friendlier there.

I would skip the longer layover in Interlaken; its probably not long enough to see anything, especially hauling luggage.

I seem to recall some decent food stores downstairs in the Luzern station. I would buy the ingredients for a picnic lunch there and enjoy it on the train.

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