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Basel SBB to Zermatt by train

It takes an average of 3h 42m to travel from Basel SBB to Zermatt by train, over a distance of around 105 miles (170 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Basel SBB to Zermatt and tickets for this journey start from $53.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 16m
PriceFrom $53.81
Distance105 miles (170 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationZermatt
Changes1 change

Basel SBB to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Zermatt for Tuesday May 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:58 00:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
09:28 00:51 3h 23m, 1 change
09:58 01:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
10:58 02:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
11:28 02:51 3h 23m, 1 change
11:58 03:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
00:58 04:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
01:28 04:51 3h 23m, 1 change
01:58 05:14 3h 16m, 2 changes
02:58 06:14 3h 16m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Zermatt

The price of train tickets from Basel SBB to Zermatt starts at $53.81 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel SBB to Zermatt by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Basel SBB to Zermatt

Want to know more about your journey from Basel SBB to Zermatt? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel SBB to Zermatt take?

The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Zermatt is 3 hours and 42 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel SBB and Zermatt by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Zermatt is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel SBB to Zermatt cost?

Train tickets from Basel SBB to Zermatt can start from as little as $53.81 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel SBB to Zermatt?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel SBB to Zermatt. Travelling from Basel SBB to Zermatt by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Basel SBB to Zermatt leave?

The first train from Basel SBB to Zermatt leaves at 11:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel SBB to Zermatt leave?

The last train from Basel SBB to Zermatt leaves at 10:58. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel SBB and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Zermatt cover a distance of around 105 miles (170 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Basel SBB.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel SBB to Zermatt for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/01/2019 for travel on 04/01/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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