How to travel from Geneva to Zermatt

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from Geneva to Zermatt

You can get from Geneva to Zermatt by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Geneva to Zermatt on Oct 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Geneva to Zermatt

distanceDistance78 miles (125 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $92
fastestFastest modeTrain • $92 (€89) • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 78 miles (125 km) to Zermatt from Geneva. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Geneva to Zermatt.

General Information about the journey from Geneva to Zermatt

Traveling from Geneva to Zermatt will take you through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. With snow-capped mountains and deep green valleys, it is a breathtakingly beautiful journey. When traveling from Geneva to Zermatt, the train is the smart option for most people as it is convenient and cost effective. If you have booked accommodation in Zermatt, a shuttle bus service may be provided. Taxis are available but are more expensive than the train. Zermatt is a car free zone and those who drive must leave their cars nearby and catch a shuttle into Zermatt. Trains will take under 4 hours, traveling by bus, taxi or private car will take 3 hours.

Buses from Geneva to Zermatt

Buses from Geneva to Zermatt are normally organised by the travel company when booking accommodation. These are run by Ingrams and leave from the charter terminal at the Geneva airport. Although these will take less time than a train, you may find yourself waiting around at the airport for other passengers to arrive.

Trains from Geneva to Zermatt

Traveling by train is your best bet to go from Geneva to Zermatt. Leaving from the Geneva airport, the journey takes approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes. The trains run every thirty minutes and will take you to Visp where you are required to change trains for the final leg of the journey. The waiting time between the trains is 15 minutes and there are 31 trains per day. Switzerland, known for its precision timekeeping, has quite possibly the most efficient train system in place and not surprisingly runs on schedule.

How to get from Geneva to Zermatt

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Geneva to Zermatt, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Geneva to Zermatt and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Zermatt

Travel Tips: Travel to Zermatt easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Zermatt.

You can travel between Geneva and Zermatt 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Zermatt is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Zermatt:

Taking a bus is usually $82 (€79) less than taking a train to Zermatt, which costs on average $92 (€89) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Geneva to Zermatt is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zermatt that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Geneva to Zermatt is approximately 78 miles (125 km).

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Zermatt is:

  • 41 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Geneva to Zermatt 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 Geneva to Zermatt:

  • Buses mostly leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and tend to arrive in Zermatt.
  • Trains mostly depart from Genève and arrive in Zermatt, Bahnhof.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Zermatt:

  • You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt with SBB. Cheap tickets can be found for $92 (€89) with SBB from Geneva to Zermatt.

Yes, there are direct services available from Geneva to Zermatt with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zermatt as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Geneva to Zermatt.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Geneva to Zermatt often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Interlaken. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Geneva and Zermatt itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zermatt and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $10 (€10) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $92 (€89) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Geneva 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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