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Traveling from Strasbourg to Zermatt by train

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

On average, it takes around 6 hours 6 minutes to travel from Strasbourg to Zermatt by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 53 minutes though. You'll usually find 24 trains per day running along the 285 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 TGV, ICE or SNCF 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 Strasbourg to Zermatt start from $158.97 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.

Strasbourg to Zermatt by train

It takes an average of 6h 6m to travel from Strasbourg to Zermatt by train, over a distance of around 177 miles (285 km). There are normally 24 trains per day traveling from Strasbourg to Zermatt and tickets for this journey start from $158.97 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

4h 53m


285 miles (177 km)


24 trains per day


2 changes


From $158.97

Train and bus operators

SNCF, SBB CFF FFS, TGV Lyria, Marino, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus

Strasbourg to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Strasbourg to Zermatt for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:21 13:14 4h 53m, 2 changes
08:51 14:14 5h 23m, 3 changes
09:51 14:51 5h 0m, 2 changes
10:21 15:14 4h 53m, 2 changes
10:51 16:14 5h 23m, 3 changes
11:51 16:51 5h 0m, 2 changes
12:21 17:14 4h 53m, 2 changes
12:51 18:14 5h 23m, 3 changes
13:51 18:51 5h 0m, 2 changes
14:21 19:14 4h 53m, 2 changes

TGV, TER, SNCF and TGV Lyria trains from Strasbourg to Zermatt

You can travel from Strasbourg to Zermatt on TGV, TER, SNCF and TGV Lyria 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.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Cheap train tickets from Strasbourg to Zermatt

The price of train tickets from Strasbourg to Zermatt starts at $158.97 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg to Zermatt

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

The average journey time by train between Strasbourg and Zermatt is 6 hours and 6 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 Strasbourg and Zermatt by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Strasbourg to Zermatt is 4 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Strasbourg to Zermatt cost?

Train tickets from Strasbourg to Zermatt can start from as little as $158.97 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 Strasbourg to Zermatt?

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

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

The first train from Strasbourg to Zermatt leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Strasbourg to Zermatt leaves at 23:20. 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 Strasbourg and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Strasbourg to Zermatt cover a distance of around 177 miles (285 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Strasbourg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Strasbourg 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 02/04/2020 for travel on 02/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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