There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Zermatt by train 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  •  3 h 33 min

  1. 8 / ...
  2. 30-Y

$88 - $164

Cheapest option

Train via Bern  •  3 h 47 min

  1. 1 / ...
  2. 8 / ...

$87 - $167

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. 135.1 miles

$28 - $45

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Zermatt via Visp in around 3 h 33 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Zermatt is 161 km. The road distance is 216 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Zermatt is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 170.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Zermatt via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Zürich to Zermatt, including transfers.