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

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Train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 76 - SFr 135

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Bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lausanne 106 / ...

SFr 32 - SFr 58

3 alternative options

Train via Spiez  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Spiez 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zweisimmen to Montreux 120

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Montreux 210.4 km

SFr 26 - SFr 40

Fly, train  •  3h 48m

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

SFr 113 - SFr 449

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Montreux via Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Zürich and Montreux is 162 km. The road distance is 210.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Zürich to Montreux, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Montreux is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 4h 7m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 162.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich HB to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost SFr 70 - SFr 130 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost SFr 14 - SFr 18 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 250
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 Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
MOB
Phone
+41 21 989 81 90
Website
mob.ch
Train from Zweisimmen to Montreux
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
MOB
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Montreux is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Zürich to Montreux.

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

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There are 1191+ hotels available in Montreux. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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