Train options from Paris to Zermatt at Christmas

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Oct 9, 2019 - 4:06 PM

We are traveling to Switzerland over Christmas. Are there any train options from Paris into Zermatt? Any and all information is truly appreciated!!

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Oct 9, 2019 - 4:34 PM in reply to Lreid617

Hi Lreid617-

Welcome to My Swiss Alps! That should be a nice Christmas holiday. I hope that they have snow in the village.

Here are links that will give you more than enough information - avel/toswitzerland/tra in ain metable rmatt


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Oct 9, 2019 - 7:41 PM in reply to Lreid617

Hi Lreid617,

as you are traveling from France, have a look at aintickets/france, it explains you how to get the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Switzerland. Also please use the timetable at metable (use the advanced one on the right side), to see the trains from Paris to Zermatt. You need to change at least 2 times, and it will take around 6-7 hours to get to Zermatt.

I hope this will help, good planning!

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Oct 9, 2019 - 11:08 PM in reply to Lreid617

Paris - Zermatt is by Lyria TGV train and connecting SBB CFF (Swiss Federal Railways) to Visp and MGB (Matterhorn GotthardBahn) from Visp to Zermatt.

Lyria is the French-Swiss joint venture that operates the Paris - Switzerland TGV high speed trains.

There are three routes from Paris to Zermatt:

1) Paris - Genève TGV; Genève - Visp (via Lausanne) SBB CFF route IR 90 train (2 per hour); Visp - Zermatt MGB train (connect with all SBB main line trains at Visp)

2) Paris - Lausanne TGV; Lausanne - Visp - Zermatt as per (1)

2) Paris - Basel TGV; Basel - Visp SBB CFF route IC6 train (every 2 hours); Visp - Zermatt as per (1) and (2) above

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