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There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Basel by train or car

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Train via Bern  •  3 h 38 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 Trenitalia Eurocity  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Basel Sbb Ec

$56 - $98

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 2 min

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

$81 - $163

Drive  •  3 h 28 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 28 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 28 min.

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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 38 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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The best way to get from Zermatt to Basel without a car is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Zermatt to Basel, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Basel train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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Zermatt to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Basel is 224 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Zermatt to Basel.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Basel.
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  • Distance: 107.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 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 38 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)

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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

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 Visp to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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