There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Zermatt by train or car

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Recommended option

Train via Milano Centrale  •  5 h 52 min

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

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt 30-Y / ...

$73 - $139

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Zermatt 123.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Zermatt is 93 km. The road distance is 197.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Lugano to Zermatt, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Zermatt via Milano Centrale and Brig Bahnhofplatz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 58.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Zermatt via Milano Centrale, Brig, and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 5 h 52 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$42 - $45
First
$65
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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