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The Chocolate Train route

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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 runs from 2 May to 28 September on the following days:

  • May, June and September: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only
  • July and August: on Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Departure from Montreux is at 09:50, return in Montreux is at about 17:15.


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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