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

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Train

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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Train via Unterseen

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Luthern to Zermatt

Luthern to Zermatt by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Zermatt is around 3h 49m and covers a distance of around 240 km. This includes an average layover time of around 48 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 14m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), BLS AG and Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, the Luthern to Zermatt train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Zermatt. Typically 131 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 1m
Layover time:
48 min
Total time:
3h 49m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 14m
Train distance:
240 km
Trains per week:
131
Cheapest price:
SFr 85
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luthern to Zermatt train schedules

Luthern → Zermatt
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COVID-19 help in Switzerland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0041 58 463 00 00

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 1.5 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: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Zermatt via Bern and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Luthern and Zermatt is 122 km. The road distance is 195.2 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Luthern to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Luthern to Zermatt is 195 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Luthern to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 122 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

You can take a train from Luthern to Zermatt via Bern and Visp in around 3h 52m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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