How to get around in Zermatt
Zermatt can be reached by train only. Cars are not allowed into the village. The town is small and you can do everything on foot, but there are buses too.
Drivers need to use the large parking facility in the nearby village Täsch. From there, frequent trains depart to Zermatt. The ride takes 10 minutes. There are trolleys to help you carry your luggage. You can avoid the mountain road to Täsch by parking in Visp instead and taking the train from there.
Electric buses are the public transport within Zermatt. As of April 2022, they are free for everyone to use. There are two bus lines:
- Red line "Winkelmatten": connecting the train station, the center of town and the Winkelmatten district.
- Green line "Bergbahnen": connecting the train station, the center of town and cableway/funicular stations.
On request, many hotels offer a free transfer to and from the rail station with their own vehicle.
You can hike right into the mountains and use the cable cars, funiculars or trains. Most rail passes grant a discount on the tickets for mountain transport.