A day trip from and to the railway station of Montreux
The Chocolate Train leaves from and returns to the railway station of Montreux. Montreux can best be reached by train.
How to reach Montreux by train or car
Montreux can best be reached by train from many directions.
If you arrive by car, mind that you’ll have to navigate in a busy city and need to find a parking spot. There's a paid P+Rail parking at the railway station of Montreux.
The Chocolate Train route
You’ll first enjoy a beautiful train ride from Montreux to Montbovon. This is part of the scenic GoldenPass route. Shortly after departure from Montreux, the train winds its way up along the shores of Lake Geneva. After a ride through the valley, including the tunnel at Les Avants, you’ll reach the town of Montbovon.
There you'll board a bus for a ride across the green hills of the Fribourg canton, until you reach Gruyères. You'll visit the cheese factory and the village. From Gruyères, it’s only a short bus ride to Broc where the chocolate factory is located.
After the chocolate factory visit, a bus will bring you back to Montreux.
Dates of operation
The Chocolate Train usually runs from early May to late September. Operation days tend to be:
- May, June and September: on Tuesdays and Thursdays only
- July and August: every day of the week
Departure from Montreux is about 09:50, return in Montreux is about 17:00.
The Chocolate Train leaves from the main station of Montreux, simply called ‘Montreux’ in the timetable. You will travel to Montbovon on a GoldenPass Belle Epoque train, indicated by 'PE' (Panoramic Express) in the timetable.
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