There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Montreux by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

SFr 69 - SFr 127

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Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lausanne N122 / ...

SFr 31 - SFr 46

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Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Basel to Montreux 183.8 km

SFr 23 - SFr 35

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Montreux via Bern and Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Basel and Montreux is 135 km. The road distance is 183.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Basel to Montreux, including transfers.

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Basel to Montreux train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Montreux is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 32m.

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Basel to Montreux train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Montreux is 184 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Basel to Montreux.

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  • Distance: 134.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Montreux, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Montreux via Bern and Lausanne in around 2h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lausanne twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 13 - SFr 16 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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