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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, an 8-seater gondola is operational in summer and a 6-seater chairlift is operational in winter.
  • From Blauherd to Rothorn, you’ll be transported in a large cable car.

In total, the ride from the valley station to Rothorn takes about 20 minutes.

Dates of operation

All three lifts are operational from 27 November 2021 to 24 April 2022. There's a maintenance break from 25 April to 25 May 2022. 

In summer season:

  • Sunnegga is accessible from 26 May to 31 October 2022;
  • Blauherd is accessible from 26 May to 9 October 2022;
  • Rothorn is accessible from 2 July to 9 October 2022.

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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