Directions from Montreux to Basel

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  •  3 h 2 min

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

$70 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$30 - $46

2 alternative options

Train via Fribourg/Freiburg  •  3 h 19 min

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

$64 - $120

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreux to Basel 115.3 miles

$24 - $35

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 2 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Montreux to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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 2 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Montreux to Basel, including transfers.