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

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Train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Brig Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt 30-Y / ...

$98 - $148

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt 99.3 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Lake Maggiore and Zermatt is 74 km. The road distance is 158.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Maggiore to Zermatt is 159 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt.

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There are 1587+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 46.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt via Stresa, Brig, and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
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 Stresa to Brig
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

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