There are 6 ways to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$142 - $259

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Bus  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Airport T1
  2. Take the bus from Milano Malpensa Airport to Bolzano
  3. Take the bus from Bozen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 095 / ...

$119 - $181

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Innsbruck

$120 - $209

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Innsbruck 256.5 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly, train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  4. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$228 - $548

Train, line 4 train to Berne, fly  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Thun
  3. Take the line 4 train from Thun to Belp
  4. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Munich (MUC) BRN - MUC
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  6. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$233 - $790

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Visp and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Innsbruck is 311 km. The road distance is 410.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Innsbruck train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Visp station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Innsbruck is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 180 and takes 13 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Innsbruck is 410 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Zermatt to Innsbruck.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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  • Distance: 194.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 24 min

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Innsbruck via Visp and Zürich HB in around 8 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zermatt to Innsbruck via Macugnaga, Pecetto, Piedimulera, stazione, Piedimulera, Malpensa Airport T1, Milano Malpensa Airport, Bolzano, and Bozen in around 13 h 19 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Thun
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Belp
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Aeroporto, terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Bozen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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