Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Zurich to Montreux to Paris round trip - drive or train??

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

My husband and I are spending 12 days in Switzerland and France visiting relatives and touring around. We'll be there in late June, early July. Confused about whether to rent a car or take the train. What's more economical? Based on many posts I've read, most seem to prefer the train. But car rental prices are listed at around $30/day. Even factoring in the cost of gas and parking, this seems much cheaper than prices I have seen for the train, for the two of us. Am I missing something?

Also would love recommendations for special attractions, reasonable hotels in Montreux and Paris (ideally under $200/night) , restaurants and any stops we MUST make along the way. We like off the beaten path stuff, museums, art, history. Here's our planned itinerary

Day 1 arrive Zurich, 1st night near Berne with family
Days 2-3 Montreux
Days 4-8 Paris
Days 8-12 back in Zurich area with family

THANK YOU for your suggestions!

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Chip and Pin
  2. 2 Multi-Generational Great Britain Tour
  3. 3 Flat in London -- South Lambeth or Paddington?
  4. 4 What Bus/buses
  5. 5 CNN votes Utrecht the worlds best cycling city
  6. 6 Trip Report Mum's been to Iceland, or "round Iceland with a cucumber"
  7. 7 Ghent or Paris?
  8. 8 How many days to spend in Bruges?
  9. 9 Cambridge to Manchester, UK
  10. 10 I was (partially) wrong about debit cards vs. cash
  11. 11 Venice - boats on canals
  12. 12 Sorrento - 2.5 days itinerary help
  13. 13 Need help with six day itinerary in Ireland
  14. 14 Parking in Milan
  15. 15 Scandinavian tour - first time!
  16. 16 How do you organize yourself on vacation?
  17. 17 Where to go for 3 nights in northern Italy
  18. 18 What's the difference between Rugby Union and Rugby Leauge?
  19. 19 Need help with transfer from FCO To Vatican City
  20. 20 Where in Europe would you go to escape midwestern winter?
  21. 21 Please help with itinerary...
  22. 22 Cooking classes in Paris - Cook n' with Class or La Cuisine?
  23. 23 last half day - Chinese garden or east side gallery?
  24. 24 September 2014 - Mykonos, Santorini, Athens!
  25. 25 Which area in Venice for 3 nights
View next 25 » Back to the top