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Duration 3h 35m
Distance 328.9 km
Average price SFr 146
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Zermatt takes 3h 35m and the fastest train takes 3h 20m. The train service runs several times per day from Basel to Zermatt. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Basel Sbb
  2. Visp
  3. Zermatt
3h 37m
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SFr 83 - SFr 156

Basel to Zermatt train times

Trains run every four hours between Basel and Zermatt. The earliest departure is at 14:28 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Basel is at 20:28 which arrives into Zermatt at 23:48. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 35m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Zermatt via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Basel and Zermatt is 171 km. The road distance is 328.9 km.

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Basel to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Sbb station.

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Basel to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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