Frequently asked questions

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)

Unfortunately not possible, but wheel chair can be stored at the departure point.

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.

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.

Yes – A short 10-minute stop is planned for each standard ride. Weather permitting, you may even buy a glass of wine.
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.

No – trains can be boarded only from Cully or Lutry landing pier according to the timetable.

Trains depart from either Cully or Lutry landing piers. For more details, kindly see the « Getting here » tab.

Kindly see the « Getting here » tab for more details.

Yes – you can buy bottles of wine as well as souvenir glasses at either departure point. Plastic glasses are also available free of charge.

WC facilities are only available at departure points.

Lavaux Express is not recommended for pregnant women because in some places there are tremors and bumps that can cause contractions.

On the HOURLY RACES only the "Train du Caveau" stops for 45 minutes in a cellar for a tasting 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.

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.

On a hourly race, up to 18 people can be booked, depending on availability.

You may get izi.TRAVEL app on your smartphone (geolocation compulsory) and you will be able to listen to either ‘’Lavaux Express boucle de Lutry’’ or ‘’Lavaux Express boucle de Cully " guides/comments. At present, only the French version is available, German and English versions will be available at a later stage.
Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to grab our ‘’mini-guide’’ in French, German and English, please ask for it at our counter, our hostess will be pleased to help.

Jusqu'à nouvel avis, le port du masque dans le train est obligatoire Nous avons adopté et mis en oeuvre les mesures sanitaires conformes aux normes fixées pour les transports touristiques. Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir!
Bis auf weiteres ist das Tragen einer Maske im Zug obligatorisch. Wir haben sanitäre Maßnahmen in Übereinstimmung mit den für den Tourismusverkehr festgelegten Standards beschlossen und umgesetzt. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Until further notice the wearing of a mask in the train is mandatory. We have adopted and implemented sanitary measures in accordance with the standards set for tourist transport. We look forward to welcoming you!