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

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Train via Zürich HB  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Samedan to Chur 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$155 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Champfèr, Guardalej to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano 51
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Chatillon 471 / ...

$66 - $112

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from St. Moritz to Disentis/Mustér 2-Y
  2. Take the train from Disentis/Mustér to Zermatt 6-Y

$148 - $254

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Pontresina to Zermatt 203 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Pontresina to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pontresina to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pontresina to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Pontresina and arriving at Zermatt via Samedan, Chur, Zürich HB and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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The distance between Pontresina and Zermatt is 174 km. The road distance is 324.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pontresina to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 8 h 49 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Pontresina to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Pontresina to Zermatt train services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, depart from Samedan station.

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The best way to get from Pontresina to Zermatt is to train which takes 8 h 49 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 13 h 26 min.

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Pontresina to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Visp station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pontresina to Zermatt is 325 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Pontresina to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 108.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Pontresina to Zermatt via Samedan, Chur, Zürich HB, and Visp in around 8 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pontresina to Zermatt via Champfèr, Guardalej, Milan, Milan, Chatillon Autostazione, and Valtournenche Breuil - Chiesa in around 13 h 26 min.

Train operators
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Samedan to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
Train from St. Moritz to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
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 Samedan to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Disentis/Mustér to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$80 - $95
1st Class Ticket
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Champfèr, Guardalej to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
autostradale.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Chatillon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Savda
Phone
+39 0165 36 70 11
Email
savda@savda.it
Website
savda.it
Bus from Lampugnano Milan to Chatillon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
savda.it

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