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Zermatt - Traveling in town and into the mountains

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Täsch Zermatt train

Train between Täsch and Zermatt.

How to get around in Zermatt

Zermatt can be reached by train only. Cars are not allowed into the village. The town is small and you can do everything on foot, but there are buses too.

Traveling to Zermatt by train

There are two rail stations in Zermatt: the regular train station is where all trains arrive and depart. Just across the street there's the station for the cogwheel trains to the Gornergrat.

You can reach Zermatt with the famous Glacier Express, but there are plenty of regular local trains from Brig/Visp as well. These connect to trains coming from the Upper Rhone valley, the lower Rhone valley, Lake Geneva, and the Jungfrau region (either through the Lötschberg base tunnel or by the scenic RegioExpress Lötschberger).

Hotels near the rail station can be found here.


Drivers need to use the large parking facility in the nearby village Täsch. From there, frequent trains depart to Zermatt. The ride takes 10 minutes. There are trolleys to help you carry your luggage. You can avoid the mountain road to Täsch by parking in Visp instead and taking the train from there.

Public transport

Electric buses are the public transport within Zermatt. As of April 2022, they are free for everyone to use. There are two bus lines:

  • Red line "Winkelmatten": connecting the train station, the center of town and the Winkelmatten district.
  • Green line "Bergbahnen": connecting the train station, the center of town and cableway/funicular stations.

On request, many hotels offer a free transfer to and from the rail station with their own vehicle.

Mountain transport

You can hike right into the mountains and use the cable cars, funiculars or trains. Most rail passes grant a discount on the tickets for mountain transport.


Departure times of the public transport.



Learn all about the rail passes for Switzerland.


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