How To Reach Zermatt

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By Air

The nearest airport to Zermatt is Geneva (244 kilometres) but because Geneva is a gateway for skiers travelling to Switzerland, it can get busy and flights can be expensive during peak season. Another option is the Zurich airport (248 kilometres). Both airports are well connected to the Swiss rail network. A train to Zermatt from the airport takes roughly three hours.

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By Bus

Zermatt is a car-free zone so if you are travelling by bus or driving; you will have to park your vehicles at Tasch, 7 kilometres from Zermatt. From there, you can take a train to Zermatt, which is three and a half hours from Geneva and four and a half hours from Zurich by road.

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By Train

Taking the train is probably the most convenient way to reach Zermatt since driving is not possible once you reach the city. Zermatt is very well connected to the Swiss Rail Network. There are direct trains from Geneva and Zurich airports to Zermatt every hour.

Since Zermatt is a car-free zone, you can’t drive to the village; the train is the only available option. We recommend you buy a Swiss Rail pass on arrival as it is the most convenient and economical way to travel from and within the city. Children up to 16 years travel for free.

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Road/Self Drive

Zermatt is a car-free zone so if you are travelling by bus or driving on your own; you will have to park your vehicles at Tasch, seven kilometres from Zermatt. From there you can take a train to Zermatt. Zermatt is 3.5 hours from Geneva and 4.5 hours from Zurich by road.