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There are 8 ways to get from Arles to Zermatt by train, bus, car or plane

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Train inOui TGV  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90 / ...

$177 - $281

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Bus  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Aix en Provence to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Torino Bolzano to Breuil-Cervinia 180

$110 - $172

6 alternative options

Train via Valence Ville  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Valence Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence Ville to Genève 8-Y
  3. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90

$153 - $276

Bus, train  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Ducati Annecy to Châteauneuf-Conthey
  3. Take the train from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Visp 130

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Arles to Zermatt 393.6 miles

$80 - $130

Train, fly to Zurich  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp

$186 - $488

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$156 - $414

Train, fly to Lyon  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  4. Take the train from Genève to Visp

$200 - $570

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The cheapest way to get from Arles to Zermatt is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Zermatt is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arles to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Zermatt via Avignon Centre, Avignon TGV, Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Arles and Zermatt is 358 km. The road distance is 629.8 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Arles to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Arles to Zermatt train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Arles to Zermatt is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 13 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Arles to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Visp station.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 224 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 31 min

What companies run services between Arles, France and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Arles to Zermatt via Avignon Centre, Avignon TGV, Genève, and Visp in around 8 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arles to Zermatt via C.Cial Aires de la Dime, Gare Routiere Quai 01, Aix en Provence, Turin, Fermata 3198 - ADRIANO OVEST, Fermata 1611 - EANDI, Torino Bolzano, and Breuil-Cervinia in around 13 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Arles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Valence-Ville to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence Ville to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Visp
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Aix en Provence to Turin
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ducati Annecy to Châteauneuf-Conthey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Zermatt is 630 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Arles to Zermatt.

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Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1546+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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