There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Zermatt by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp Eurocity / ...

$190 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Bern 122
  3. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...

$90 - $171

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Train via Basel Sbb  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Visp Ec

$155 - $241

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp 6 / ...

$193 - $340

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Zermatt 444.2 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$142 - $363

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$114 - $350

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$193 - $496

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$134 - $347

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$106 - $334

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA) DUS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp

$119 - $327

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$95 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Zermatt is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Zermatt is to train and fly which costs 160€ - 430€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Zermatt is 549 km. The road distance is 710.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Cologne to Zermatt, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Zermatt via Basel SBB and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cologne to Zermatt via Basel SBB and Visp in around 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
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 Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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