There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Basel 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.

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Train via Bern  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...

$84 - $158

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 50 min

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

$81 - $163

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Basel 140 miles

$29 - $45

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

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

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The distance between Zermatt and Basel is 171 km. The road distance is 223.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Zermatt to Basel, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Basel. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Basel SBB via Visp and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The nearest airport to Basel is Basel (BSL) Airport which is 5.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Mulhouse (MLH) (5.6 km), Berne (BRN) (71.8 km), Zurich (ZRH) (75.2 km) and Strasbourg (SXB) (109.7 km).

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Basel.
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  • Distance: 107.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Basel via Visp and Bern in around 3 h 40 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 Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Trenitalia Eurocity

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