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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$65 - $124

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Zermatt 89.1 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Zermatt is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Zermatt is to drive which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 16€ - 24€.

More details

The distance between Chamonix and Zermatt is 69 km. The road distance is 143 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h to get from Chamonix to Zermatt, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Zermatt via Vallorcine, Martigny and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

More details

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Zermatt via Vallorcine, Martigny, and Visp in around 5 h.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
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
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.