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

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Train  •  3 h 4 min

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

$70 - $126

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Train via Fribourg/Freiburg  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Vevey to Fribourg/Freiburg 55-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...

$64 - $122

3 alternative options

Train via Zweisimmen  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Zweisimmen 120 / ...
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Basel SBB 61 / ...

$64 - $112

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreux to Basel 115.3 miles

$24 - $35

Train, fly  •  4 h 41 min

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

$123 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Montreux to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreux to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreux to Basel. However, there are services departing from Montreux and arriving at Basel SBB via Lausanne and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Montreux and Basel is 135 km. The road distance is 184.4 km.

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The best way to get from Montreux to Basel without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Montreux to Basel, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 84.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Montreux to Basel via Lausanne and Bern in around 3 h 4 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Vevey to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MOB
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Zweisimmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
mob.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42

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

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