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There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Montreux by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 3m

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

$70 - $127

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Train via Fribourg/Freiburg  •  3h 6m

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

$64 - $127

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Train via Zweisimmen  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Spiez Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Zweisimmen to Montreux 120 / ...

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Basel to Montreux 115.1 miles

$24 - $35

Train, fly  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux

$123 - $268

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 54m.

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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 3h 3m.

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The distance between Basel and Montreux is 135 km. The road distance is 184.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m 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 quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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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 54m to drive from Basel to Montreux.

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  • Distance: 84.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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 3h 3m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MOB
Website
mob.ch
Train from Zweisimmen to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
mob.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1042+ hotels available in Montreux. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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