How to travel from Cologne to Zermatt

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Travel Information from Cologne to Zermatt

distanceDistance340 miles (549 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 7 h 43 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $40 (€38) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 340 miles (549 km) to Zermatt from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Malta Air among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Zermatt.

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Travel between Cologne, Germany and Zermatt, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zermatt from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zermatt, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 9/26/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Zermatt from Cologne.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Zermatt restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Zermatt?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/28/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Zermatt closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Zermatt. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Zermatt from Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Zermatt:

Taking a train is about $10 (€9) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€12) for this trip.

Taking a train is usually $37 (€35) less than taking a flight to Zermatt, which costs on average $40 (€38) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Zermatt is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Zermatt by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Zermatt by train can take on average 7 h 43 min.

The Cologne to Zermatt distance is around 340 miles (549 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Zermatt is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Zermatt from Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Zermatt:

  • Trains from Cologne to Zermatt most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Zermatt, Bahnhof.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Zermatt, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Zermatt by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air Cologne to Zermatt tickets on Omio for $40 (€38).
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Zermatt? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Zermatt usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Zurich or Milan. If you're looking to explore Geneva, Zurich or Milan from Zermatt, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Cologne to Zermatt, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $13 (€12) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $40 (€38) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $3 (€3) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Zermatt tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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