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There are 2 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt by train or car

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp 8
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$91 - $169

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt 158.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Zermatt via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Zermatt is 170 km. The road distance is 254.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt is 254 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt.

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There are 1516+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 106.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Zermatt via Visp in around 3 h 55 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 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
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

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