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Traveling from Nice to Zermatt by train

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

On average, it takes around 14 hours 18 minutes to travel from Nice to Zermatt by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 5 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 262 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Zermatt, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Nice to Zermatt start from $72.75 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.

Nice to Zermatt by train

It takes an average of 14h 18m to travel from Nice to Zermatt by train, over a distance of around 163 miles (262 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Nice to Zermatt and tickets for this journey start from $72.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 5m
PriceFrom $72.75
Distance163 miles (262 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train09:43
Last train21:06
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationZermatt
Changes3 changes

Nice to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Zermatt for Tuesday Nov 9th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:43 18:51 10h 8m, 5 changes
08:43 20:14 11h 31m, 3 changes
09:36 21:14 11h 38m, 4 changes
12:43 22:48 10h 5m, 3 changes
14:43 05:35 14h 52m, 4 changes
15:19 09:14 17h 55m, 7 changes
17:36 09:51 16h 15m, 3 changes
19:06 10:51 15h 45m, 6 changes
20:06 13:14 17h 8m, 5 changes
20:06 13:51 17h 45m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Zermatt

The price of train tickets from Nice to Zermatt starts at $72.75 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 Nice 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 Nice to Zermatt

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

The average journey time by train between Nice and Zermatt is 14 hours and 18 minutes, with around 10 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 Nice and Zermatt by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Zermatt is 10 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Zermatt cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Zermatt can start from as little as $72.75 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 Nice to Zermatt?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Zermatt. Travelling from Nice to Zermatt by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Nice to Zermatt leaves at 09:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nice to Zermatt leaves at 21:06. 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 Nice and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Zermatt cover a distance of around 163 miles (262 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Nice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Zermatt for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/09/2021. 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 04/15/2019 for travel on 04/15/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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