How to get 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 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Zermatt from Geneva

distanceDistance78 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £63
fastestFastest modeTrain • £63 • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 78 miles to Zermatt from Geneva. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are SBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Geneva to Zermatt.

General Information about the journey from Geneva to Zermatt

Travelling 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 travelling 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, travelling 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

Travelling 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Zermatt

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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Geneva to Zermatt including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Zermatt, which costs on average £15.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zermatt:

A coach is about £48 less than a train, which costs on average £63 for this route.

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

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

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The distance between Geneva and Zermatt is around 78 miles.

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Zermatt is:

  • Around 39 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Geneva to Zermatt:

  • Trains mostly leave from Genève and tend to arrive in Zermatt, Bahnhof.

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

  • SBB can get you to Zermatt by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SBB from Geneva to Zermatt for £63 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coaches with BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

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

Many of our customers travelling from Geneva to Zermatt don't make Zermatt their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Zurich, Milan or Interlaken, either of which you could add to your Geneva and Zermatt trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zermatt to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £15 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £63 one way on average for this trip.

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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