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There are 3 ways to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt by train, car, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Desenzano to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt 6-Y

$147 - $200

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Lake Garda to Zermatt 224.7 miles

$50 - $80

Car ferry, drive, fly, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri
  2. Drive from Torri to Verona
  3. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VRN - MXP
  4. Take the train from Gallarate to Brig
  5. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$149 - $689

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Lake Garda and Zermatt is 231 km. The road distance is 359.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Verona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Garda to Zermatt is 359 km. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Lake Garda to Zermatt.

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Neos offers flights from Verona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1510+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Garda to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 144.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Lake Garda, Italy and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lake Garda to Zermatt via Desenzano, Milano Centrale, Brig, and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Desenzano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Desenzano del Garda to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
Train from Gallarate to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$36 - $38
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$36 - $38
First
$59
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
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
Ferry operators

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