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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Pflach to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Rb
  2. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$162 - $301

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Schwangau Neuschwanstein to Munich, Munich central bus station 163
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Interlaken, Interlaken West 106
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp 8 / ...

$78 - $154

2 alternative options

Train via Buchloe  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Füssen to Buchloe Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Buchloe to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$189 - $331

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt 247.5 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Neuschwanstein Castle and Zermatt is 285 km. The road distance is 396 km.

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The best way to get from Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 10 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 8 min to get from Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt is 396 km. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Neuschwanstein Castle 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 Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 178.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 8 min

What companies run services between Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Neuschwanstein Castle to Zermatt via Pflach, Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf, Zürich HB, and Visp in around 10 h 8 min.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Pflach to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Füssen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Buchloe to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
bahn.de
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 HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Schwangau Neuschwanstein to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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