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There are 2 ways to get from Zermatt to Bern by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...

$56 - $108

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Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Bern 81.7 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Bern is to train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 110 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Bern. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Bern via Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Bern is 106 km. The road distance is 130.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Bern without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Zermatt to Bern, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Bern is 131 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Zermatt to Bern.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Bern.
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  • Distance: 65.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern via Visp in around 2 h 28 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

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