There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Montreux by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 52 min

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

$71 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Lausanne Ouibus

$30 - $47

2 alternative options

Train via Fribourg/Freiburg  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Vevey 57-Y / ...

$65 - $120

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Montreux 115.1 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Montreux is 135 km. The road distance is 184 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which takes 1 h 54 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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 2 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Basel to Montreux, including transfers.

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 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Montreux hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Vevey
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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