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Zurich to Zermatt by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m
  • Distance
    162 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 45m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zurich to Zermatt by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Zermatt take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 162 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Zermatt.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Zermatt?

Journeys between Zurich and Zermatt usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Zurich to Zermatt every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Zermatt?

The Zurich to Zermatt train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Zurich to Zermatt train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zermatt is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:38 and the last train is around 00:02. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Zurich to Zermatt train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Zermatt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Zermatt?

More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Zermatt, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Regional Express
  • Regional train
  • Regionalzug

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.