There are 2 ways to get from Bern to Zermatt by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$55 - $106

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Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Zermatt 82.3 miles

$17 - $25

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Zermatt via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bern and Zermatt is 106 km. The road distance is 131.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Bern to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Zermatt is 132 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Bern to Zermatt.

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There are 1481+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 65.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt via Visp in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
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 Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45

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