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There are 5 ways to get from Zermatt to Luthern by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15

SFr 81 - SFr 163

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Train, night bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Thun 8 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Münsingen to Luzern

SFr 61 - SFr 116

3 alternative options

Train via Unterseen  •  5h 21m

  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 Luzern 470

SFr 79 - SFr 147

Train via Langnau  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Thun 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Thun to Langnau i.E. 4

SFr 117 - SFr 197

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Luthern 342.6 km

SFr 40 - SFr 60

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Luthern is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Luthern is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Luthern. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Luzern via Visp and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Luthern is 122 km. The road distance is 342.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Luthern without a car is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Zermatt to Luthern, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Luthern is 343 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Zermatt to Luthern.

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  • Distance: 122 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Luthern via Visp and Bern in around 4h 11m.

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 Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Thun
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 50
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
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 45 - SFr 60
Train from Visp to Thun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Langnau i.E.
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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