Can I pay using my CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD or Postcard ?
On the hourly runs: yes
On the private tours: no, only cash payment to the driver or according to our prior arrangements (voucher or invoice)
Can I access the train with my WHEEL CHAIR?
Unfortunately not possible, but wheel chair can be stored at the departure point.
Does the train run in ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS?
Yes – the train is equipped with canvas sheets that will protect you from rain and wind.
The driver is allowed to cancel the run in case of a storm.
Are DOGS allowed on board ?
It depends – small dogs are very welcome on board if they can stay under the benches or on one’s lap. On the other hand, big dogs are not permitted on board.
Are STOPS planned during the ride ?
Yes – A short 15-minutes stop is planned for each standard ride. Weather permitting, you may even buy a glass of wine (currently not available on the Lutry loop).
When on a private ride, if desired it is possible to arrange for a stop at a winegrower’s cellar for wine tasting. Please include an extra hour.
Is it possible to JOIN THE RIDE at a later stage ?
No – trains can be boarded only from Cully or Lutry landing pier according to the timetable.
DEPARTURE POINT: Where do the trains depart from ?
Trains depart from either Cully or Lutry landing piers. For more details, kindly see the « Getting here » tab.
Where can I PARK my car ?
Kindly see the « Getting here » tab for more details.
Is it possible to BUY SOME WINE and drink it during the ride ?
Yes – you can buy bottles of wine as well as souvenir glasses at either departure point. Plastic glasses are also available free of charge.
Are there WC facilities on route?
WC facilities are only available at departure points.
Can PREGNANT WOMEN take the Lavaux Express?
Lavaux Express is not recommended for pregnant women because in some places there are tremors and bumps that can cause contractions.
WINE TASTING: does the train stop on the way for a wine tasting?
On the HOURLY RACES only the "Caveau train" and the "Aperitif train" stop for 45 minutes in a cellar (caveau train) and in the vineyard (aperitif train) for a wine tasting and aperitif included in the price.
The other time trains stop 15 minutes in the vineyards at mid-course where passengers are given the opportunity to buy a glass of wine, except in case of bad weather (currently not available on the Lutry loop).
On PRIVATE RACES, if a stop and tasting at a winegrower's is requested during the journey, 1 hour must be added to the travel time. If tasting is requested at the end of the course, after the race, there is no extra hour for the train.
The price of the tasting is not included in the train rental price.
What is the MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE accepted per reservation on a hourly race?
On a hourly race, up to 18 people can be booked, depending on availability.
Is there an AUDIO COMMENT during the tour?
The train compartments are separated by a plexiglass window. We do not place persons or groups of persons together with other passengers in the same compartment.
Wearing a mask during the journey is not compulsory as passengers are in the open air, except when it rains and the driver closes the tarps.