Looking down the ultimate adrenaline rush of La Videmanette ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Nearest airports: Bern (69km); Zurich (152km); Basel (173km); Geneva (234km)
On rail network: YES
The holiday region of Gstaad enjoys a high level of prestige and international renown. In spite of this, it has remained truly alpine, with its chic charm, British understatement and authentic traditions. Indeed as acting legend Julie Andrews once commented: ‘Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world‘.
Alongside attractive, traffic-free Gstaad, there are nine further chalet villages: Saanen, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Lauenen, Feutersoey, Gsteig, Turbach and Abländschen. Together they form the Gstaad Mountain Rides region which gives access to 220km of runs as well as the famous Glacier des Diablerets, where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy winter sports from the end of October right through to the start of May.
Getting to resort
airport, Gstaad can be reached in 2 hours by car or 2 h 40 mins by rail
. For rail connections take the InterRegio from the airport towards Brig to Montreux. Your journey continues by the MOB Goldenpass train from Montreux towards Zweisimmen to Gstaad (see below).
Airport, Gstaad can be reached in approximately 2 h 50 mins by car and 3 h 15 mins by rail.
Airport is the nearest airport. The remaining journey takes about 1 h 20mins by car but allow 3 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.
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Gstaad benefits from an extensive public transport network, both within the region itself and beyond. The main mode of transport is the Montreux-Oberland Bernois (MOB) railway
and a number of post bus
routes. The MOB runs from the Swiss railways mainline station at Montreux and links the villages of Château-d'Oex, Rougemont, Saanen, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen.
Within the resort, ski buses operate in Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont between 21 December and 16 March from 9am to 5pm, every 15 minutes 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.