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Getting to Sunnegga-Rothorn

The valley station to Sunnegga-Rothorn can be reached on foot from the rail station of Zermatt. A range of different mountain transportation types gets you up to Sunnegga, Blauherd and Rothorn.

Getting to Zermatt and the Sunnegga valley station

Zermatt is car-free and can best be reached by train from Visp/Brig. A popular option is the Glacier Express, but many regular trains available as well. If you arrive by car, you’ll have to park in nearby Täsch and then board the train to Zermatt.

Once you’re in Zermatt, it’s a 10-minute walk across the town to the valley station, which is located within the mountains and accessible by a deep tunnel. There you’ll board the funicular to Sunnegga.

From Zermatt to Sunnegga, Blauherd and Rothorn

Several types of mountain transportation take you up:

  • from Zermatt to Sunnegga, you’ll make a 4-minute ride in a funicular inside the mountain;
  • from Sunnegga to Blauherd, you can choose from either an 8-seater gondola or a 6-seater chairlift;
  • from Blauherd to Rothorn, you’ll be transported in a larger cable car.

Dates of operation

All three mountain stations are accessible until April 19 2020, and are closed for maintenance from April 20 to May 29 2020. In summer season:

  • Sunnegga and Blauherd are accessible from May 30 to October 11 2020;
  • Rothorn is accessible from June 27 to October 11 2020.

The winter season will start by late November-early December. Please check again later for further dates.

Tip: check the timetable before you start your trip.


Find schedules for your trip. The valley station is called ‘Zermatt (Talstation Sunnegga)’. The mountain stations are referred to as ‘Sunnegga’, ‘Blauherd’ and ‘Rothorn VS’.

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