There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Colmar by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$93 - $183

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Basel Sbb Ec
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$76 - $133

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 13 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 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Colmar 108 / ...

$88 - $166

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Colmar 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Colmar via Visp and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Colmar is 231 km. The road distance is 288.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 5 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Zermatt to Colmar, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Colmar is 288 km. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Zermatt to Colmar.

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There are 1181+ hotels available in Colmar. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 144.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Colmar via Visp and Basel SBB in around 5 h 10 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 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 Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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
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
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
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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