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There are 8 ways to get from Montreux to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Vienna (VIE) GVA - VIE

92€ - 195€

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Bus  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N882

64€ - 103€

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

152€ - 366€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

91€ - 184€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

100€ - 286€

Train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf Rjx

280€ - 534€

Bus, train  •  19h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Bratislava
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf 2503 / ...

Drive  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Montreux to Vienna 930.9 km

100€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Montreux to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 15h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreux to Vienna is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 210 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreux to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Montreux and arriving at Wien Hbf via Lausanne and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 56m.

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The distance between Montreux and Vienna is 739 km. The road distance is 930.9 km.

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The best way to get from Montreux to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 11h 56m and costs SFr 300 - SFr 600.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Montreux to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Montreux to Vienna is to train which takes 11h 56m and costs SFr 300 - SFr 600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 15h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Montreux to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 739.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Montreux, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Montreux to Vienna via Lausanne, Zürich HB, and Zuerich Hb in around 11h 56m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 3 times a day. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 13h 30m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
750€ - 1200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
7€ - 90€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
11€ - 85€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
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 Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Montreux to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
210€ - 380€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Lausanne to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreux to Vienna is 931 km. It takes approximately 8h 49m to drive from Montreux to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines, Luxair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Vienna Airport.

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