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Montreux Travel Guide: Your Lakeside Retreat in Switzerland's Riviera

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The city of Montreux rests by Lake Geneva and is surrounded by the snow-capped Alps and vineyards. It's the capital of Vaud Riviera region whose out-of-the-world beauty has attracted celebrities like Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury to come live there. The city is famous for its rich culture and music festivals - making it a popular holiday destination.

Facing the beautiful Lake Geneva, Montreux offers plenty of interesting attractions. First thing you'll come across is Lakeside Promenade Fleuri - a floral path framed by colourful flowerbeds running along the lake for 4 km to the stone hulk of Château de Chillon. Take advantage of Switzerland tour packages and embark on the Golden Pass Line, where you can board the Swiss chocolate train, journeying through the stunning Alpine ranges while savoring chocolate, cheese, and wine tastings. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Queen studio, where the band recorded seven albums, and explore the mesmerizing terraced vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Getting in montreux

Since there are no flights from India to Montreux airport, Geneva Cointrin is the nearest major international airport to fly into. There are plenty of trains and cabs that can take you to Montreux from here in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes. Aeroflot, Emirates, British Airways and Jet are few of the frequent operators plying this route.

DEPARTUREDURATIONLOWEST ROUND TRIP DEALS
New Delhi11h, 1 stopRs 22,268
Mumbai13h, 1 stopRs 28,511
Chennai15h, 1 stopRs 36,418
Kolkata14h, 1 stopRs 43,925
Hyderabad14h, 1 stopRs 37,901
Bengaluru13h, 1 stopRs 33,949
Kochi12h, 1 stopRs 33,263
Trichy18h, 2 stopsRs 46,029

Getting out of montreux

If you have time and a schengen visa in hand, why not explore neighbouring countries like France, Italy or Germany? The international flights depart from Geneva airport since Montreux airport isn't internationally connected. However, there are plenty of trains or buses that connect Montreux with near-by countries.

Public Transport in montreux

Being a small city, exploring by foot is best suggested. However, there are frequent local buses and trains that make hilly regions of the city accessible. Number 1 and 201 bus pretty much cover the entire route, at 10 FRS per ticket. The Montreux-Oberland-Bernois or MOB stop not just in local Montruex spots but takes you to other cities in Switzerland like Interlaken.

Taxi & Airport transfer in montreux

Since most international tourists fly into Geneva to get to Montreux, there are plenty of taxi service providers offering shuttle services from Geneva and Montreux airports, as well as withing the city. City Airport Taxis and Taxi Montreux Easynavette are few of the common operators.

Transport & city passes in montreux

The Montreux-Vevey Tourism offers Montreux Riviera Card for free of charge to tourists living in any hotel. The pass offers free travel on the local transport network, 50% off on train tickets, boat rides and museum and theme parks. The pass - which is given at the hotel while checking in- also offers 20% off on round-trip tickets.

Driving & Car rental in montreux

Hiring a car is the best way to explore the native culture in Montreux. Driving up and down the mountainous terrain, passing through the tiny beautiful villages and stopping to taste some local cuisines - you can have it all by renting a car that generally costs up to 120 Euros a day. Europcar is one of the most reliable and available service providers.

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