There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Zermatt by train, bus, night 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. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$88 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$62 - $124

2 alternative options

Night train, train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Visp Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt 30-Y

$85 - $159

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Zermatt 134.3 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Zermatt is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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

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The distance between Zürich and Zermatt is 161 km. The road distance is 214.8 km.

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

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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.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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 Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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