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Traveling from Zermatt to Basel by train

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

On average, it takes around 3 hours 54 minutes to travel from Zermatt to Basel by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 19 minutes though. You'll usually find 26 trains per day running along the 172 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Basel, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be traveling with SBB train to get to Basel, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zermatt to Basel start from $43.82 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 Basel by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Zermatt to Basel by train

It takes an average of 3h 54m to travel from Zermatt to Basel by train, over a distance of around 107 miles (172 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Zermatt to Basel and tickets for this journey start from $43.82 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 19m
PriceFrom $43.82
Distance107 miles (172 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train22:13
Departure stationZermatt
Arrival stationBasel
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Zermatt to Basel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Basel for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:37 13:32 3h 55m, 2 changes
10:37 14:01 3h 24m, 2 changes
11:13 14:32 3h 19m, 1 change
11:37 15:01 3h 24m, 2 changes
12:37 16:01 3h 24m, 2 changes
13:13 16:32 3h 19m, 1 change
13:37 17:01 3h 24m, 2 changes
14:37 18:01 3h 24m, 2 changes
15:13 18:32 3h 19m, 1 change
15:37 19:01 3h 24m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Zermatt to Basel

The price of train tickets from Zermatt to Basel starts at $43.82 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 Zermatt to Basel 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 Zermatt to Basel

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

The average journey time by train between Zermatt and Basel is 3 hours and 54 minutes, with around 26 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 Zermatt and Basel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Basel is 3 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Zermatt to Basel cost?

Train tickets from Zermatt to Basel can start from as little as $43.82 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 Zermatt to Basel?

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

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

The first train from Zermatt to Basel leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zermatt to Basel leaves at 22:13. 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 Zermatt and Basel by train?

Trains travelling from Zermatt to Basel cover a distance of around 107 miles (172 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Basel to Zermatt.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zermatt to Basel for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 04/13/2019 for travel on 04/13/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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