Getting to Zermatt the easy way – by rail, road or air. This mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn has always been a car-free zone, so local traffic needs are taken care of by trolley buses, electric taxis and horse-drawn carriages.
The Swiss public transport network is very well developed. If you are travelling to Switzerland by air, there are convenient rail connections to continue your journey. Once your train gets to Visp, you change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway and travel to Zermatt along the Matter Valley.
Find your rail connections here.
Access for private vehicles is permitted as far as Täsch, Zermatt's neighbouring village. There are parking facilities at the Matterhorn Terminal.
From Täsch, take the Shuttle Service, with departures to Zermatt every 20 minutes.
Tip: Buy your ski pass, including the Shuttle Service, the convenient way: online (available winter season only).
Approaching from the north:
via Bern, take the Lötschberg car train
Approaching from the east:
via the Furka Pass or Furka car train
Approaching from the south:
via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car train
Approaching from the west:
via Lausanne, along the Rhone Valley to Visp; from there, follow directions to Zermatt
Air Zermatt has been a byword for mountain rescue for more than 45 years. Zermatt's pioneering helicopter rescue service has already saved hundreds of mountaineers and snow sports enthusiasts from precarious situations. But Air Zermatt doesn't only fly rescue missions: in addition to breathtaking scenic flights, it also offers a taxi service linking Swiss and international airports to the Zermatt-Matterhorn resort.
Click here for further information.
Zermatt is car-free. Only electric vehicles are allowed for commercial use, together with horse-drawn carriages. Most distances can be easily covered on foot, but electric taxis ensure a comfortable transfer to the hotels. Public transport is provided in the form of electric buses.With any ticket of Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, you travel free of charge on all lines of the electric buses in Zermatt, in winter as well as in summer.
Learn more about the departure times, the overall timetable and the town traffic in Zermatt here.