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 several directions, such as Lausanne-Geneva, Gstaad-Zweisimmen and Brig-Visp. Regular train connections from all of these regions to Montreux are available. Please consult the timetable for all options.
If you arrive by car, please note you’ll have to navigate in a busy city and need to find a parking spot. An option is the paid P+Rail parking at the railway station of Montreux. Please find more information about parking in Switzerland here.
The Chocolate Train route
You’ll first enjoy a beautiful train ride from Montreux to Montbovon. This is part of the scenic Golden Pass 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. The Golden Pass train continues eastwards to Saanen and Gstaad, but you’ll get off in Montbovon and board a bus for a ride across the green hills of the Fribourg canton, until you reach Gruyères. Here, you'll visit the cheese factory and the village. From Gruyères, it’s only a short bus ride farther north 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 runs from May to October on selected days of the week. In the high season months of July and August, it’s available every day of the week. The Chocolate Train does not operate in 2020.
The Chocolate Train leaves from the main station of Montreux, simply called ‘Montreux’ in the timetable. You will travel to Montbovon on a Golden Pass Belle Epoque train, indicated by 'PE' (Panoramic Express) in the timetable.
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