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Access & transport

Conveniently located in the center of Europe, in Switzerland, Montreux Riviera is easily accessible from France, Germany, Italy as well as the main German-speaking cities. On site, the quality of the public transport network allows visitors to move around the region's many points of interest in complete tranquillity.

Coming to Montreux Riviera

Arrival by train

The main train stations in the region are in Montreux and Vevey. They are conveniently located and offer numerous connections to Lausanne and Geneva Airport.

Practical information and schedule
Arrival by car

The A9 highway goes through the entire region and allows direct access to Vevey, Montreux, Villeneuve or Lavaux. There is no road toll, but the purchase of a vignette of CHF 40.00 is necessary to drive on the Swiss highways.

Info about the vignette

There are many parking lots available in the area. Please check the rates before parking your vehicle!

Info and available parking spaces
Arrival by boat

La Compagnie Générale de Navigation (CGN) offers a regular scheduled service on the entire shore of Lake Geneva, in particular between France and the Montreux Riviera region.

Practical information and schedule
Arrival by plane

The two most important airports in Switzerland are in Geneva and Zurich. From Geneva Airport, it takes a little over an hour to reach Montreux by train or car. From Zurich, it takes about three hours.

Visas & requirements

If you are planning a stay in Switzerland, don't hesitate to check out the procedures for entering the country and the visa requirements.

Official infos

Getting around Montreux Riviera

By bus

The main VMCV bus line is number 201 and circulates every 10 minutes along the lake, between Vevey and Villeneuve, passing through Montreux. The bus rides are free with the Montreux Riviera Card.

Practical info and schedule
By train

Without a doubt, the best way to discover Lavaux, a UNESCO world heritage site. The train stations of Chexbres and Cully are an excellent starting point for a walk and a wine tasting in the vineyards. For a mountain getaway, jump on board the MOB trains!

Practical info and schedule
By boat

During the warm summer months, the CGN's Belle Epoque boats sail around Lake Geneva at a steady and pleasant pace. An excellent opportunity to discover the region with your hair in the wind! Especially since the Montreux Riviera Card offers a 20% discount on regional rides.

Practical info and schedule
On foot

It is quite possible (and even pleasant) to spend a day in Lavaux, Vevey, Montreux or Villeneuve simply by walking.

Walking & hiking
By bike

Enjoy the surrounding area on wheels! From the most beautiful courses to the rental possibilities, find all the useful information in the link below.

Montreux Riviera by bike

Moving around Switzerland

Swiss Travel System

With Swiss Travel System tickets, you can compile your own itinerary on the entire Swiss rail, bus and boat network. For travellers from abroad only.

Info and reservation
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Without doubt the most beautiful way to discover Switzerland, its landscapes and its most beautiful tourist sites.

Practical infos