Genève / Geneva to Montreux by train

A simple as can be connection is available into the MOB trains, which take the 'Golden Pass' route to Zweissimen via Gstaad.



From Genève/Geneva-Cornavin to Montreux

Journey Summary

Travel Time
59 min - 1hr 11min
Travel Information

The IR trains on route 90 commence their journeys at Geneve-Aeroport station - it takes the trains around 5 mins to travel from there to the main station in Geneve before they then head off towards Montreux.

Final Destination:
Brig (the IR trains)
Milano (the EC trains)

By far the most frequent service is by the IR trains, there are only 4 x EC trains per day; and those trains are less than 5 mins faster AND tend to be more expensive.

But for such a comparatively short journey it doesn't particularly matter which train you will travel by - the journey will be comfortable and beautiful regardless.

All trains also call at: Lausanne

Most trains also call at: Vevey

2 x IR trains per hour
4 x EC trains per day


Online bookings usually open: up to 60 month ahead of the travel date.

Book early and save: Yes, if you book Supersaver tickets
You may need to search through the departures to find these 'Supersaver' tickets using the ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ buttons.

Though due to this being a comparatively short journey, you may not make a particularly big saving with the Supersaver tickets and IF you book them, you will be committed to a specific departure.

Seat reservations are not available on the IR trains between Geneve and Montreux.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

SBB Guide

SBB is the main national rail operator in Switzerland, but tickets for journeys by the other significant operators including BLS and SOB can be be booked on the SBB website.

SBB also sells tickets for journeys to many destinations which involve a combination of SBB trains and services provided by the many independent operators who serve the Alpine resort towns.
However, if you will be making a long-distance return day trip, look out for he possibility of SaverDay passes being cheaper than tickets.

Though if you download the SBB app, booking tickets on SBB's mobile services can be simper than using the website.
Also watch out for the fact that booking international tickets can be comparatively quirky.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLake views

Good to Know

Connect at Montreux for MOB trains including 'The Golden Pass Route' and 'The Chocolate Train'

Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne #1 Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne #1
Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne #2 Looking over Lake Geneva south of Lausanne #2

After Lausanne there are some great views over Lake Geneva, from the right of the train.

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