Travel & Public Transport
Convenient Travel by Train, Car and Air
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination 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 region SBB 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
Straight from Paris, Milano, Hamburg & Co. right to the heart of the Alpine nation – comfortably and several times daily. Most international trains offer dining cars or a bistro, power outlets and newspaper service. Thus, the visitor’s holidays in Switzerland begin in a perfectly relaxed manner.
From the Berne region (Western and Northern Switzerland): A6 Berne-Spiez motorway: Wimmis exit. Follow the main road (Simmental valley) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen - Saanen-Gstaad
From 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-Gstaad
From 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 Destination Gstaad to many national and international destinations.
Public transport in the Destination Gstaad
The Destination 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 Winter a bus drives up to the Sledge- and Cross-Country-Skiing-Area Sparenmoos.
In winter, 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.
The parking spaces in the villages of Gstaad, Saanen, Schönried, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen are managed by the municipalities of Saanen and Zweisimmen or by Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG.
Along with cash, the parking fees and registration for free can be made with different apps on the most parking spaces:
- ParkingPay www.parkingpay.ch (Municipalities Saanen and Zweisimmen + Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG)
- easyparking www.easyparkswitzerland.ch (Municipality Saanen)
- TWINT www.twint.ch/parking (Municipalities Saanen and Zweisimmen)
- SEPP www.sepp-parking.ch (Municipality Saanen and Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG)
- Gstaad (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Eggli and Wispile valley stations: CHF 5 per day)
- Saanen (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Rübeldorf (Saanen-Eggli) valley station: CHF 5 per day)
- Schönried (At the Horneggli valley station, parking fees are also payable in summer. Fees are payable for the remaining parking spaces in winter only)
- Saanenmöser (Fees are only payable in winter)
- Zweisimmen (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Rinderberg valley station: CHF 5 per day)
Parking spaces at the Wasserngrat (Gstaad), La Videmanette (Rougemont), Gsteig and Lauenen valley stations are free of charge (when the skilifts are running).