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There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Alba by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chatillon - Autostazione to Torino - Corso Giulio Cesare 140
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Rho-Fiera Milano
  3. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Drive

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Alba
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Alba is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 7h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Zermatt to Alba is to drive which takes 4h 18m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 65.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Alba. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Alba via Visp, Rho-Fiera Milano and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Alba is 149 km. The road distance is 323.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Alba without a car is to train which takes 7h 19m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 7h 41m to get from Zermatt to Alba, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Alba train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, depart from Zermatt station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Alba is to bus which takes 7h 41m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 220 and takes 7h 19m.

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Zermatt to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Alba is 324 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Zermatt to Alba.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Alba.
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  • Distance: 148.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 41m

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Zermatt to Alba via Chatillon - Autostazione, Torino - Corso Giulio Cesare 140, Fermata 5007 - LAURO ROSSI EST, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 7h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zermatt to Alba via Visp, Rho-Fiera Milano, and Torino Porta Susa in around 7h 19m.

Train operators
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€19 - €23
1st Class Ticket
€30 - €40
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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