Dec 5, 2017 - 3:22 AM
in reply to hgus1
Hi hgus1 -
<<"We were planning to stay there from April 9-15th but now we are thinking we want to take in some other sights before we get there or on the back end of our trip.">>
Before we comment on options...such as skip Zermatt and go to the Jungfrau region instead (just joking).... it would be helpful to understand what has attracted you to Zermatt in April, toward the tail end of Winter at that altitude.
It may be that some other location could meet your needs better. If you say that you want to ski, then Zermatt is a great idea, but, if you have other interests, perhaps there might be other options or appropriate places on your way to or from Zermatt. If you had all the time in the world, an idea might be to go through Luzern (where it will be early Spring), then the Jungfrau region ( early Spring at lower altitudes but Winter at higher altitudes). Choosing warmer , eather might cause you to go via Montreux, where the west-facing mountain slopes get a lot of sun.
This map will help you Understand the lay of the land. Zoom in and you can see the train lines.
Combine that with the timetable. linked by Lucas, and you can put times on the journeys.