Jan 15, 2018 - 8:57 PM
in reply to Pwnurse1
Hi Pwnurse, and welcome to MySwissAlps,
It will be challenging to combine your trip to Montreux with a visit to Gruyeres and the chocolate factory. The trip from Lauterbrunnen to Gruyeres takes 4 hours. From Gruyeres to Broc is 30 minutes and you'll need another 4h41 to get to Montreux from Broc on the Golden Pass. This doesn't include the time you'll spend in Gruyeres and Broc. The alternative is a day excursion on the Chocolate Train from Montreux.
Use the Swiss time table to plan your trip. When traveling from Lauterbrunnen to Gruyeres make sure you put Spiez and Zweisimmen in the via boxes in order to travel the Golden Pass route and look for the trains denoted MOB Panoramic or Belle Epoque.
You haven't told us the date on which you are traveling, but please be informed that due to construction work between 19 Mar and 1 Jun 2018, there will be substitute buses for the stretch between Château-d’Oex and Montbovon. To get from Gruyeres to the chocolate factory use the destination Broc Fabrique.
Forwarding your luggage would be the best option. On this page: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/practical/luggage, below "More on other websites", you'll find a link to the SBB luggage transport services. I'm unfortunately not familiar with the prices.
Should you skip Gruyeres and Broc, use the destination Montreux and put Spiez and Zweisimmen in the via boxes and look for the MOB Panoramic or Belle Epoque trains.
Last modified on Jan 16, 2018 - 10:41 AM by Chantal