RE: Montreux to Lausanne Cruise Ride

RE: Montreux to Lausanne Cruise Ride

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aodreen
aodreen
18 posts
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Apr 9, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Dear Arno / Annika,

Is there any cruise links Montreux to Lausanne? I will be in Montreux on 5/5/2015. May I know how to check the time table? Thanks.

Regards,

Aodreen

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
3243 posts
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Apr 10, 2015 - 2:23 AM in reply to aodreen

<<"Is there any cruise links Montreux to Lausanne? I will be in Montreux on 5/5/2015. May I know how to check the time table? Thanks.">>

Those cities are very close to one another. There is frequent train service - 3 or 4 times per hour. Takes 21 to 32 minutes, depending on the number of intermediate stops.

Lake boats also make the trip much less frequently. The boats stop at Ouchy (the port for Lausanne) , I believe. A few per day at that time of year.

I had to look at my paper timetable, because I could not make the on-line site work for me. It does cover boats an buses, so give it a try. It should give you the information , at :

http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

aodreen
aodreen
18 posts
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Apr 10, 2015 - 6:17 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

Thanks for your sharing. As i will be coming from Lauterbrunnen with train (abt 3 hrs journey) to Montreux with my luggage. So, thinking if can take cruise from Montreux to Lausanne and check in hostel in Lausanne later. So, we can enjoy the scenery of Montreux. But, I couldn't get the boat timetable for this route. How long will it takes to reach Lausanne from Montreux by boat? Thanks.

Regards,

Aodreen

Arno
Arno
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Apr 10, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Hi Aodreen,

Details can be found on the Lake Geneva page. The link under 'more on other websites' takes you to the timetable. The boats are included in the national timetable as well, but that one will first suggest the quickest mode of transport (train), so you'd have to do an advanced search to just see the boat options.

The 1:45 PM boat from Montreux may suit your plans. It arrives in Lausanne at 3:20 PM. The quay is just 200 m from the Montreux rail station (see the map on the above linked page).

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
3243 posts
expert
Apr 10, 2015 - 9:51 AM in reply to aodreen

<<" But, I couldn't get the boat timetable for this route. How long will it takes to reach Lausanne from Montreux by boat? Thanks.">>

I'm looking at my paper time table for route 3150, Lausanne -Ouchy- Geneva. Some stop at Montreux.

Oddly, I don't find many that make that particular connection. This seems strange to me.

There is on at 1340, which makes ten stops! Arrives Lausanne-Ouchy at 1520. This is really odd. I can find several that go the other direction, every few hours.

I'm clearly missing something.

I'll have to take another look tomorrow when I have some more time.

BTW, IIRC, the train station at Montreux is a bit above the lake, but the boat dock looks pretty close. Heavy bags?

Take a look on :

map.classic.search.ch

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
3243 posts
expert
Apr 10, 2015 - 10:14 AM in reply to aodreen

<<". As i will be coming from Lauterbrunnen with train (abt 3 hrs journey) to Montreux ..">>

Forgot to mention that the last stretch of the ride, down through the vineyards above Montreux, is one of my favorite views of Switzerland. Either side of the train gives good views, since there are switchbacks.

The boat ride on the lake will also be beautiful.

aodreen
aodreen
18 posts
new member
Apr 10, 2015 - 2:58 PM
Thanks arno n slowpoke. :)

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