There are 4 ways to get from Val Thorens to Zermatt by shuttle, 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

Shuttle, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Val Thorens Arolles to Genève Airport
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp 90

$122 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Moutiers to Geneva Airport
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp 90

$111 - $261

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from St-Michel-Valloire to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90

$143 - $259

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Val Thorens to Zermatt 169.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The distance between Val Thorens and Zermatt is 121 km. The road distance is 270.7 km.

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The best way to get from Val Thorens to Zermatt without a car is to shuttle and train which takes 7 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Val Thorens to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Val Thorens to Zermatt is 271 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Val Thorens 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 Val Thorens to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

What companies run services between Val Thorens, France and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Val Thorens to Zermatt via St-Michel-Valloire, Chambery-Challes-E, Genève, and Visp in around 9 h 22 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Michel-Valloire to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
BensBus
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Val Thorens Arolles to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bensbus.co.uk
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Moutiers to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $90
Schedules at
altibus.com

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