Zermatt to Basel by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:37
  • Last train
    21:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 16m

Travelling from Zermatt to Basel by train

The fastest trains from Zermatt to Basel take around 3 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zermatt and Basel.

Journeys between Zermatt and Basel usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Zermatt to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Zermatt around 05:37 and the last train is around 21:13. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Zermatt to Basel train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zermatt to Basel by train.

Which trains operate between Zermatt and Basel?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Zermatt to Basel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Regionalzug

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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