There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Zermatt by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$85 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Berne
  2. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$66 - $124

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Zermatt 140.1 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Zermatt is to drive which takes 3 h 32 min and costs SFr 28 - SFr 45.

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The distance between Basel and Zermatt is 171 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Basel to Zermatt, including transfers.

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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 3 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Zermatt via Visp in around 3 h 33 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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