There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Zermatt by train or car

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Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15
  2. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$85 - $163

Cheapest option

Train via Interlaken Ost  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Visp 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$77 - $138

2 alternative options

Train via Langnau i.E.  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Langnau i.E. to Thun 4
  2. Take the train from Thun to Visp 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$116 - $198

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Zermatt 110.8 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Zermatt via Bern and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Zermatt is 122 km. The road distance is 177.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Lucerne to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Zermatt is 177 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Lucerne to Zermatt.

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There are 1481+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt via Bern and Visp in around 3 h 50 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 Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thun to Visp
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Langnau i.E. to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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