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Transport & Accommodation

Informations for 2024 on how to get to Montreux and the accommodation possibilities during the festival will be available soon. The most practical and ecological way to come to Montreux during the Festival is to use public transportation.

Transportation guide


Transport guide




Travel smart by favoring public transportation!

During the Festival, the SBB’s offer is extending by increasing the number of regular trains and offering special trains.

  • With a normal return ticket or a Mobilis Day Card, the return journey can be made until 05.00 the morning after the ticket is valid.
  • As a rule, you will find free seats in the front compartments of the train.
  • Due to the sometimes late end of the concerts, it is not always possible to reach all regions and connections by public transport. Please inform yourself before the Festival about the different connections.


To discover the Montreux Jazz Festival, TGV Lyria offers direct connections from Paris to Geneva and Lausanne.

On arrival, hop on a SBB train bound for Montreux and reach the festival easily. 

TGV Lyria has broadened its offer which includes 3 travelling classes (STANDARD, STANDARD 1ERE and BUSINESS 1ERE) to satisfy the needs of all customers. Book your tickets now!



The free VMCV (Vevey-Montreux-Chillon-Villeneuve) bus service on the reinforced routes 201 and 204 is once again offered from 6pm onwards during the week and from 2pm onwards at the weekend; moreover, the service is extended until 5 a.m. every day. 

For the surrounding areas, the “Night Bus”, also accessible free of charge during the festival, operates every evening.


For the period of the festival, a parking lot with 60 spaces for bicycles located opposite the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace will be available for cyclists. Other bicycle parking spaces are available at the Eurotel, the Métropole and the Place de l’Eurovision.


Additional two-wheeler parking is available near the Eurotel, Rue du Lac 18, Place de l’Eurovision and the Métropole.


The Montreux Jazz Festival strongly recommends that you use public transport. Attention, limited parking on site!

As soon as they leave the motorway, motorists are redirected via road signs to the car parks available in Montreux, Villeneuve and La Tour-de-Peilz. Real-time information is broadcast on Cartoriviera and on the illuminated signs at the entrances to the town.

Important information: Illegal parking is strictly forbidden. Even if it doesn’t seem to be a problem, it can hinder the passage of emergency services or technical services.


There are no special parking spaces apart from those in the town centre along Grande-Rue. It is possible to park at Chillon (after Montreux, in the direction of Villeneuve).


For all your transport needs during the Montreux Jazz Festival, take advantage of a chauffeur-driven limousine service through our official partner First Class Limousine Service. Take advantage of preferential rates with our Mercedes S-Class limousines (2-3 seats) or Mercedes V-Class minivans (4-7 seats).


To book a flight to Switzerland, we invite you to use the online platform from our Official Carrier Swiss International Airlines Ltd.


Where can I stay during the Festival?

Online room reservation: as a legacy of being a sought-after holiday destination for the British at the turn of the last Century, Montreux Riviera has a wealth of accommodation options. Nevertheless demand during the Festival is very high and you are strongly advised to make your arrangements early enough to ensure your place in the “Swiss Riviera” sun.

montreux jazz shop

  • Guitars

    To all guitarists and MJF fans out there: this new limited series is made for you!

  • Glass Bottle

    Borosilicate glass (laboratory glass), which is approx. 50 percent lighter, more heat-resistant, suitable for cold and hot drinks

    Bouteille verre