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There are 4 ways to get from Grenoble to Zermatt by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp Re
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

SFr 136 - SFr 263

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Bus  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Verrès Autostazione 294

SFr 54 - SFr 81

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble-Victor-Hugo to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  2. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny R / ...
  4. Take the train from Martigny to Visp Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Zermatt 297.2 km

SFr 35 - SFr 55

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, India, Iran, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zermatt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 16 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Zermatt is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Zermatt is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Zermatt via Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Zermatt is 184 km. The road distance is 297.2 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs 120€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Grenoble to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Zermatt train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Zermatt is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs 120€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11h 47m.

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Grenoble to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Zermatt is 297 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Grenoble to Zermatt.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 184 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a train from Grenoble to Zermatt via Genève and Visp in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Zermatt via Turin, Torino - Porta Susa, Verrès, and St. Jacques in around 11h 47m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Train from Chamonix Mont Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Rail 1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 16
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Phone
+41 27 721 68 40
Email
info@tmrsa.ch
Website
tmrsa.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 50
Website
RegionalAlps
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 23 - SFr 27
1st Class Ticket
SFr 41 - SFr 46
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Grenoble-Victor-Hugo to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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