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There are 3 ways to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald

$54 - $112

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Train, night bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Grindelwald, Bahnhof M41

$53 - $107

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald 80.5 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 25 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 25 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Grindelwald via Visp, Spiez and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Grindelwald is 70 km. The road distance is 128.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Grindelwald is 129 km. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald.

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There are 1020+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald via Visp, Spiez, and Interlaken Ost in around 3 h 31 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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Bernmobil
Website
bernmobil.ch
Night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Grindelwald, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bernmobil.ch

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