We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Case Postale 366, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 021 943 2121
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Definitely 'en fete'!

We visited the line for the 'Valais en Fete' weekend this year, and were bowled over by the effort that the staff and volunteers had put into making the day so enjoyable. Not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
hopefultraveller21
,
Manchester
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Manchester
Level Contributor
78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We visited the line for the 'Valais en Fete' weekend this year, and were bowled over by the effort that the staff and volunteers had put into making the day so enjoyable. Not only did they bring out different stock for every scheduled trip,including a beuatiful salon bar car from 1904, but there were local specialities such as fruit tarts... More 

Helpful?
Thank hopefultraveller21
Spiez, Switzerland
Level Contributor
159 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is not just static exhibits, but real Swiss trains running on a scenic track above Lake Geneva, with superb views, the best are from Chamby station. You can take pictures, wander across the tracks (within reason), children and adults can climb aboard the engines at the stops. Relaxed atmosphere at the stations and in the museum. It is also... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CHvoyageur
Kentfield, California
Level Contributor
91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This train ride is something you everyone should do and see for the beauty of the scenery and being able to open your windows and take photos of all that you come upon. The tunnels and the bridges are what Switzerland is all about and that is what this train represents.

Helpful?
1 Thank Peter B
Lucerne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
282 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a living narrow gauge museum featuring operating restored steam locomotives and electric trams. Buy tickets on the platform of Blonay station, admission CHF 20, and the train takes you to the museum. There is plenty of parking near Bloany station, cost is CHF 0.50 per hour, however no parking near the museum itself. Trip from Blonay to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Electroburger
Carmel, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

To ride the Blonay train is the way to get a view from high above lake Geneva. It is a spectacular panoramic view of the French Savoy Alps with the lake and vineyards below. Good hiking trails if you opt to walk down from to top.

Helpful?
1 Thank Monica H
Singapore
Level Contributor
53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Thumbs up to all volunteer who keeps the old trains run smoothly. The view is amazing, it is one of a kind experience to take a steam train. I was lucky to catch both steam and electric train. It is a must ride for those who travel from a far like me.

Helpful?
4 Thank Rahara212
Manchester
Level Contributor
78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Part of the fun in travelling on this railway is actually getting there; we travelled up from Vevey to Blonay on the very steep tram (reductions for hotel area card passes), climbing up high above Lake Geneva. Although there was a special event the following day, all of the staff we met took the time to chat, provide background information,... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank hopefultraveller21
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

we took the steam train from Blonay to the little train museum in Chamby and we had a great time with open air wagon.the locomotive and the wagons are magnificently restored and maintained, and the trip from Blonay to Champy lasts for about 20 minutes. If the weather is nice and sunny like the one we had it is very... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Apostolos K
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Finding myself in Montreux on a very short break with no expectation of rail-based entertainment (which I confess is my idea of a good time) I was ecstatic to discover that this operation was running on the Friday afternoon, and that my Riviera Card enabled me to mke the (spectacular in itself) fiteen-minute journey up the MOB line from Montreux... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank Ballastplough
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Highly efficient and reliable, despite the challenging (yet scenic) trek from Lausanne to my business site in Chamby.

Helpful?
2 Thank Bob L

Travelers who viewed Railway Museum Blonay-Chamby also viewed

 
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
 

Been to Railway Museum Blonay-Chamby? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Railway Museum Blonay-Chamby and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Railway Museum Blonay-Chamby staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?