Fastest journey7hr 47m
Travelling from Zermatt to St. Moritz by train
Fast trains from Zermatt to St. Moritz take around 7 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zermatt and St. Moritz.
Are there direct trains from Zermatt to St. Moritz?
Direct trains from Zermatt to St. Moritz have been found.
We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Zermatt to St. Moritz every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
How long is the train journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz?
The Zermatt to St. Moritz train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Zermatt to St. Moritz train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to St. Moritz is usually scheduled to depart Zermatt around 07:52 and the last train is around 09:52. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Zermatt to St. Moritz 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 St. Moritz by train.
Which train companies operate between Zermatt and St. Moritz?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zermatt to St. Moritz, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Glacier Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Take the famous Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St Moritz
The Glacier Express rail route from Zermatt to St Moritz is one of the world’s great rail adventures. This rail journey through the Alps takes in a feast of mountain landscapes as it traverses the Swiss cantons of Valais, Uri and Graubünden. If you feel that the journey is too much for one day, you could travel from Zermatt to Andermatt on the first day, continuing next day to St Moritz.
The Glacier Express runs all year, bar for a seven-week break in the autumn (normally from late October until mid-December).
Alternatively, there are hourly regular trains plying the route year-round, and these trains are often much less crowded than the Glacier Express. The journey by regular trains follows exactly the same route as the Glacier Express and requires a number of easy changes of train along the route. The overall journey time is the same. Tickets are valid on any train, but do remember that if you wish to travel on the trains branded Glacier Express than you will need to separately obtain a seat reservation. The supplementary fee for a seat reservation (which is compulsory) varies by journey length and season.
Zermatt to St. Moritz
From Zermatt the Glacier Express route descends steeply down into the Rhône Valley at Visp. Running east from Visp the line climbs almost continuously up through Andermatt to over 2,000 metres above sea level. From the summit at Oberalp Pass, the line drops even more steeply down into the headwaters of the River Rhône to the lowest point on the line at Chur (585 metres). The final two hours from Chur to St Moritz traverse the famous Albula Railway, climbing ever higher through steep spirals and then plunging into a tunnel to reach the Inn Valley and St Moritz.