There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Basel by 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

Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...

$81 - $163

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Berne to Basel City Center

$64 - $122

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Basel 140 miles

$29 - $45

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Basel via Visp in around 4 h 1 min.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zermatt and Basel is 171 km. The road distance is 224 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Basel is to drive which takes 3 h 31 min and costs SFr 29 - SFr 45.

No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Basel. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Basel SBB via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Zermatt to Basel, including transfers.