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There are 4 ways to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt by train, bus, taxi or car

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Funicular, train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the funicular from Montana Gare to Sierre/Siders SMC 2-Y
  2. Take the train from Sierre/Siders to Visp 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$44 - $90

Cheapest option

Line 422 bus, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 422 bus from Montana, Forum d'Ycoor to Sierre, poste/gare 422 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$43 - $85

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Crans-Montana to Zermatt 45.3 miles

$350 - $430

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Crans-Montana to Zermatt 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt is to taxi which costs SFr 350 - SFr 430 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Crans-Montana to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Montana Gare and arriving at Zermatt via Sierre/Siders and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Crans-Montana and Zermatt is 38 km. The road distance is 72.4 km.

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The best way to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt without a car is to funicular and train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Crans-Montana to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Montana Gare station.

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Crans-Montana to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Crans-Montana to Zermatt is 72 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Crans-Montana to Zermatt.

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There are 1490+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Crans-Montana to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Crans-Montana, Switzerland and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Crans-Montana to Zermatt via Sierre/Siders SMC, Sierre/Siders, and Visp in around 2 h 19 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 Montana Gare to Sierre/Siders SMC
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sierre/Siders to Visp
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Sierre/Siders to Visp
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.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
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Montana, Forum d'Ycoor to Sierre, poste/gare
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Crans-Montana to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Association des Taxis Officiels de Sion
Phone
+41 27 322 32 32
Martino Abramo Attanasio
Phone
+41 79 221 14 90
Taxi Dean
Phone
+41 78 600 36 27
Website
taxidean.ch

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