Basel to Zermatt by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Basel to Zermatt by train
Fast trains from Basel to Zermatt take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Zermatt.
1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Zermatt?
Journeys between Basel and Zermatt usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Basel to Zermatt 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.
2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Zermatt?
The Basel to Zermatt train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Basel to Zermatt train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Zermatt is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:24 and the last train is around 22:31.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 05:17, and the last at 22:31.
What's the Basel to Zermatt train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Basel to Zermatt are $108.17.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $111, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Basel to Zermatt 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 Basel to Zermatt by train.
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Which train companies operate between Basel and Zermatt?
More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Zermatt, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Regional train
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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