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Montreux Riviera Card: Guide to Free Travel And Discounts

Last Updated on December 12, 2023 by Darla Uhl

The Montreux Riviera Card is a free travel pass given to visitors staying in one of the participating hotels or holiday homes in Montreux, Vevey, or the surrounding areas. With the Montreux Riviera Card, visitors get free access to public transportation within the validity MOBILIS. It also offers other benefits such as discounts to the local museums, boat cruises, and mountain railways.

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With the Montreux Riviera Card, visitors can explore Montreux and Vevey’s stunning scenery, cultural landmarks, and outdoor activities without breaking the bank. Examples of the discounts of the Montreux Riviera Card include some of the area’s most popular attractions, such as Chillon Castle, Chaplin’s World in Corsier-sur-Vevey, and Aquaparc.

What is the Montreux Riviera Card?

The Montreux Riviera Card is a tourist card that provides visitors with free access to the following transportation areas around Montreux and Vevey. It is financed through the local city tax. You can get it from your host (hotel, apartment, B&B, camping site).

Free Travel Areas Covered by the Montreux Riviera Card

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One of the most significant benefits of the Montreux Riviera Card is that it provides free access to public transport in the region. This includes the local buses and trains, which can be used to explore the beautiful towns and villages around Lake Geneva.

Traveling around the Montreux Riviera region is easy and convenient with the Montreux Riviera Card. Here are the specific areas that are covered by the Montreux Riviera Card:

  • Area 70: Vevey, Hauteville, Gilamont, Charmontey, Corseaux, Vevey Funiculaire, La Tour-de-Peilz, Bel-Air
  • Area 72: Fenils, St-Legier, Le Chiésaz, Nant
  • Area 73: Montreux, Châtelard VD, Territet
  • Area 74: Blonay, Planchamp, Chernex, Chateau-de-Blonay
  • Area 75: Les Bains-de-L’Alliaz, Prélaz-surBlonay
  • Area 77: Veytaux-Chillon, Villeneuve, Valmont
  • Area 78: Mont-Pèlerin, Chardonne-Jogny, Beau-Site

The Montreux Riviera Card provides free public transportation within the areas mentioned above. There will be a map included in the paper given to you.

The Montreux Riviera Card does not guarantee free travel throughout Switzerland, nor can you travel to all destinations in Montreux Riviera for free. In addition, the Montreux Riviera Card does not grant free access to the boats.

To be more specific, using the mountain railways to Rochers-de-Naye and Les Pléiades is not available for free. But you do get a nice 20% discount on your ticket to both destinations in second class with the Montreux Riviera Card.

Discounts with the Montreux Riviera Card

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The Montreux Riviera Card also provides discounted entry to a range of museums in the region. This includes the Chillon Castle, Chaplin’s World, and the Alimentarium Museum, among others.

They can also access a range of cultural and leisure activities, such as museums, castles, and fun parks, at a discounted price. The Montreux Riviera Card gives you discounts on the following attractions:

50% Discount50% Discount20% Discount
Château de Chillon, VeytauxMusée Jenisch VeveyAll boat trips CGN (Transport only)
Chaplin’s World, Corsier-sur-VeveyMusée historique de VeveyMOB Les Rochers-de-Naye (2nd Class)
Freddie Tours, MontreuxMusée de la Confrérie des Vignerons, VeveyMOB Les Pléiades (2nd Class)
City Walking tour (Montreux, Vevey)Musée de MontreuxMaison Cailler, Broc
Alimentarium, VeveyMusée L’Atelier De Grandi, CorseauxGlacier 300, Col du Pillon, Les Diablerets
Fort de Chillon, VeytauxAquaparc, Le BouveretPlateforme 10, Lausanne
Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier, CorseauxSwiss Vapeur Parc, Le Bouveret
Musée suisse du jeu, La Tour-de-PeilzFunPlanet, Rennaz
Musée du chemin de fer Blonay-ChambyMines de Sel de Bex
Musée suisse de l’appareil photographique, Vevey
Discounts from the Montreux Riviera Card

There is much to learn about the region’s history, culture, and traditions. One can also immerse oneself in local art and architecture. I highly recommend visiting both Chillon Castle and Chaplin’s World. For visitors looking to explore the region and save money on their activities, the Montreux Riviera Card is a great option.

Overall, the Montreux Riviera Card is an excellent way for visitors to explore the region and make the most of their stay. With free access to (most) public transport and discounts on activities and attractions, visitors can enjoy a range of benefits during their stay in the Montreux region.

How to Get a Montreux Riviera Card

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Eligibility

For visitors to be eligible for the Montreux Riviera Card, they must stay in one of the participating hotels or holiday apartments in Montreux Riviera. Guests of all nationalities and ages are eligible for the card. You do not need to pay extra for the card.

Where to Get the Card

When checking in to a participating hotel or holiday apartment, the Montreux Riviera Card can be obtained at the reception desk. Not all receptionists will automatically provide it, so you might want to ask. To receive the card, visitors must provide their confirmation of booking, identification, and any other information required.

Validity Period

Visitors can use the Montreux Riviera Card for the duration of their stay in the region. A visitor’s card is activated upon check-in and expires at the end of their stay. The card has your name on it and cannot be transferred to another person.

Final Thoughts: Montreux Riviera Card

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The Montreux Riviera Card is a valuable tool for tourists who want to explore the region without breaking the bank. With free access to local transportation and discounts on attractions and activities, the travel card offers great value for guests.

A range of fun and exciting activities are available at a reduced rate for visitors to the region through the Montreux Riviera Card. The discounts on attractions and activities can add up quickly for you. I strongly recommend asking for it, since I did. And I was able to save a great deal of money.

Overall, the Montreux Riviera Card is a great way for tourists who want to optimize their finances while making the most of their visit to the region. Anyone who wishes to explore the area without breaking the bank should take advantage of its many benefits.

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Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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