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Duration 5h 24m
Distance 177.6 km
Average price SFr 150
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Zermatt and Pilatus Kulm takes 5h 24m and the fastest train takes 4h 28m. The train service runs several times per day from Zermatt to Pilatus Kulm. 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. Zermatt
  2. Visp
  3. Bern
  4. Pilatus Kulm
6h 1m
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SFr 95 - SFr 203

Zermatt to Pilatus Kulm train times

Trains run every four hours between Zermatt and Pilatus Kulm. The earliest departure is at 05:37 in the morning, and the last departure from Zermatt is at 22:13 which arrives into Pilatus Kulm at 09:20. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 24m. 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 Zermatt to Pilatus Kulm. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Pilatus Kulm via Visp, Bern, Luzern and Alpnachstad PB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Pilatus Kulm is 113 km. The road distance is 177.6 km.

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Zermatt to Pilatus Kulm train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, depart from Zermatt station.

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Zermatt to Pilatus Kulm train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Pilatus Kulm. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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