There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Montreux by car, bus or train

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Drive, line 381 bus, train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Les Haudères, poste
  2. Take the line 381 bus from Les Haudères, poste to Sion, poste/gare 381
  3. Take the train from Sion to Montreux 90 / ...

$55 - $92

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Montreux 90

$61 - $113

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Montreux 91 miles

$19 - $28

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Montreux via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Montreux is 79 km. The road distance is 145.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Zermatt to Montreux, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Montreux train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Montreux is 146 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Zermatt to Montreux.

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There are 940+ hotels available in Montreux. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Montreux.
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  • Distance: 49.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux via Visp in around 2 h 45 min.

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 Sion to Montreux
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Sion to Montreux
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Les Haudères, poste to Sion, poste/gare
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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