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There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Zermatt by train, bus or car

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Train via Gallarate  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp Ec
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 23-Y

SFr 70 - SFr 166

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Locarno Re
  2. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola 2-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Brig 3-Y / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

Bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione 11
  3. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Macugnaga, Pecetto 5

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Zermatt 202.9 km

SFr 24 - SFr 35

Lugano → Zermatt
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zermatt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 25 Oct 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 20m.

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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 Mendrisio, Gallarate and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 16m.

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The distance between Lugano and Zermatt is 93 km. The road distance is 202.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Zermatt without a car is to train via Gallarate which takes 5h 16m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Lugano to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Lugano to Zermatt train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Gallarate station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Zermatt is to train via Gallarate which takes 5h 16m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 32m.

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Lugano to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Zermatt is 203 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Lugano to Zermatt.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 93.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Zermatt via Mendrisio, Gallarate, and Visp in around 5h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Zermatt via Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1, Malpensa, aeroporto, Domodossola, Stazione, and Macugnaga, Pecetto in around 8h 32m.

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 Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 25
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Locarno
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
FART
Phone
+41 (0)91 756 04 00
Email
fart@centovalli.ch
Website
centovalli.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Autolinee FART
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Giosy Tours
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10
Website
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Macugnaga, Pecetto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
Autoservizi Comazzi srl

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