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Traveling from Berlin to Zermatt by train

Looking to travel from Berlin to Zermatt by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 13 hours 2 minutes to travel from Berlin to Zermatt by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 11 hours 2 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 830 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Zermatt, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with ICE, DB or ÖBB on your way to Zermatt, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Berlin to Zermatt start from $289.74 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Zermatt by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Berlin to Zermatt by train

It takes an average of 13h 2m to travel from Berlin to Zermatt by train, over a distance of around 515 miles (830 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Zermatt and tickets for this journey start from $289.74 when you book in advance.

First train

04:25

Last train

21:33

Departure station

Berlin

Arrival station

Zermatt

Journey time

11h 2m

Distance

830 miles (515 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $289.74

Train and bus operators

WestfalenBahn, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, SBB CFF FFS

Berlin to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Zermatt for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:46 18:14 11h 28m, 4 changes
06:46 18:51 12h 5m, 3 changes
07:11 18:51 11h 40m, 5 changes
07:46 19:14 11h 28m, 4 changes
08:46 20:14 11h 28m, 3 changes
10:12 21:14 11h 2m, 4 changes
10:46 22:48 12h 2m, 3 changes
12:46 05:35 16h 49m, 4 changes
15:29 07:14 15h 45m, 4 changes
15:29 08:14 16h 45m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Berlin to Zermatt

You can travel from Berlin to Zermatt on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Zermatt

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Zermatt starts at $289.74 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 Berlin 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 Berlin to Zermatt

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin 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 Berlin to Zermatt take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Zermatt is 13 hours and 2 minutes, with around 16 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 Berlin and Zermatt by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Zermatt is 11 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Zermatt cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Zermatt can start from as little as $289.74 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 Berlin to Zermatt?

No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Zermatt. Travelling from Berlin to Zermatt by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Zermatt leave?

The first train from Berlin to Zermatt leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Zermatt leave?

The last train from Berlin to Zermatt leaves at 21:33. 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 Berlin and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Zermatt cover a distance of around 515 miles (830 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Zermatt for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 04/17/2022 for travel on 04/17/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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