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

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Train  •  3h 32m

  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

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Train, night bus  •  4h 5m

  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

SFr 52 - SFr 106

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Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald 307.8 km

SFr 35 - SFr 60

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 39m.

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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 3h 32m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Grindelwald is 70 km. The road distance is 307.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Grindelwald train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, depart from Zermatt station.

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Zermatt to Grindelwald train services, operated by Berner Oberland-Bahnen, arrive at Grindelwald station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Grindelwald is 308 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald.

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There are 1191+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 70.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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 3h 32m.

Train operators
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Berner Oberland-Bahnen
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
jungfrau.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Grindelwald, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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