Travel & Public Transport
Convenient Travel by Rail, Car and Air
The Gstaad holiday region is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The region is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.
From the Berne region (Western and Northern Switzerland): SBB Bern-Spiez (direct ICE link from Germany and the Netherlands): change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmöser-Schönried-Gstaad-Saanen, Direct route from Berne-Zweisimmen with the "Lötschberger" train
From the Central Switzerland regionSBB Lucerne-Interlaken: change, BLS to Spiez: change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmoser - Schonried-Gstaad -Saanen
From the Valais region (Italy): SBB Domodossola-Brig: possible change to BLS to Spiez: change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmoser - Schonried-Gstaad -Saanen
From the Lausanne region (Western Switzerland): SBB Lausanne-Montreux: change, MOB: Montreux-Saanen-Gstaad-Schönried-Saanenmöser-Zweisimmen
From the Berne region (Western and Northern Switzerland): A6 Berne-Spiez motorway: Wimmis exit. Follow the main road (Simmental valley) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen - Saanen-GstaadFrom the Central Switzerland region: Lucerne-Brünigpass-Brienzwiler: A8 motorway to Interlaken: Follow the main road to Spiez: A6 motorway to Wimmis. Follow the main road (Simmental valley) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen - Saanen-GstaadFrom the Valais region: A9 Sierre - Lausanne motorway: Aigle exit. Follow the main road to Col du Pillon-Gsteig-Gstaad
From the Lausanne region (Western Switzerland): A9/A12 Lausanne-Vevey-Berne motorway: Bulle exit. Follow the main road to Château d'Oex-Saanen-Gstaad
Travel by air
Via Zurich-Kloten: From Zurich-Kloten Airport, Gstaad can be reached in approximately 2.5 hours by car and 3:15 hours by rail.
Via Geneva-Cointrin:: From Geneva-Cointrin, Gstaad can be reached in 2 hours by car and 3 hours by rail.
Via Bern Airport: Bern Airport is the nearest airport. The remaining journey takes about 1.5 by car but allow 2.5 hours if travelling by rail.
Via Saanen Airport: Air taxis connect Saanen Airport in the holiday region of Gstaad to many national and international destinations.
Public transport in the holiday region of Gstaad
The holiday destination of Gstaad benefits from an extensive public transport network, both within the region itself and beyond. The main mode of transport is the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) railway and a number of post bus routes. The MOB links up the villages of Château-d'Oex, Rougemont, Saanen, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen.
Post buses operate along the following routes: Gstaad-Lauenen, Gstaad-Turbach, Schönried-Gstaad-Glacier 3000-Les Diablerets. NB: The post buses are also integrated into the SBB rail timetable.
In addition, ski buses operate in Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont between mid-December and mid-March, between the railway station and the mountain stations. The use of the ski bus is free for anyone, even without a ski pass. Lift and cable car passes are also valid on public transport in winter.
Timetable bus Sparenmoos - Zweisimmen (Extended operating dates: from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th March, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017)
Language Lesson Vocabulix
To learn the most important regional terms already before the arrival, Vocabulix and Gstaad Saanenland Tourism invented a language lesson with typical topics of the destination Gstaad. The lesson is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.