Jun 5, 2020 - 11:16 PM
in reply to Ski Maria
Only problem we see so far is getting to Zermatt from Torgon. The travel to Zermatt seems to get us there around 11:30 AM and we must be on last train at 3:30PM, to hook up with bus back to our hotel or it's an 80-120 CH taxi fare. We were thinking of renting a car in Aigle- driving to Tasch , parking at station then train in and out of Zermatt.
The blunt truth is that Torgon is quite a 'remote' place, and thus not a good place to start day trips to other places, especially Zermatt as you are travelling between two places 'in the mountains' which necessarily takes more time than a lowland journey.
It is a bit of a myth that every last little place in Switzerland is 'perfectly' connected by public transport. Torgon - little more than a few hay barns until the late 1970s - is like other similar places across the Swiss Alps - too small to justify a late evening bus service.
Having said that, there is an early morning bus that would get you to Zermatt by about 10.00.
I would not recommend car hire for the following reasons:
extra cost of hire
time 'wasted' in Aigle collecting the vehicle
driving Visp - Täsch then (pricey) parking - then taking the shuttle train is not as convenient or relaxing as train Aigle - Visp - Zermatt
Last modified on Jun 5, 2020 - 11:21 PM by 1960man