Travel safely - Get the latest travel advice and booking info here

Eurostar
SNCF

The best prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Join millions of people who use us every day

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

"Trainline’s take-off has been vertical. It’s the only global digital travel platform of its sort."
"For those travelling by train, the most efficient and trustworthy way to purchase tickets is Trainline."
"If you’re thinking of getting the train the best site to use is thetrainline.com."

Taking the train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt

Catching the train from Interlaken Ost, you'll reach the famous ski resort of Zermatt in around two hours. About 50 miles separate these two gems of the Swiss Alps, and you'll probably end up covering the distance on a combination of national provider SBB's Intercity and Regional Express trains, with two changeovers along the way. Hearing that, driving might sound like a more straightforward option, but there's a snag in that Zermatt is a combustion engine-free zone, with only eco-friendly electric cars allowed within the town perimeter.

Zermatt sits at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn, with funiculars and cable cars running regularly to popular ski areas like Sunnegga and Gornergrat. The main shopping district is right outside the railway station, and you can walk around the rest of the town with its cosy chalet-style architecture in half an hour or so, so you'll never miss the car.

Save yourself the stress and opt for the Swiss approach to the environment and reduce your carbon footprint by taking the train from Interlaken Ost (East) to Zermatt. Still not convinced? Scroll down for FAQs and more information.

Interlaken Ost to Zermatt by train

It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt by train, over a distance of around 46 miles (75 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt and tickets for this journey start from €28.97 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 6m
PriceFrom €28.97
Distance46 miles (75 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:08
Last train17:00
Departure stationInterlaken Ost
Arrival stationZermatt
Changes2 changes

Interlaken Ost to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:00 11:14 2h 14m, 2 changes
10:00 12:14 2h 14m, 2 changes
10:30 12:51 2h 21m, 2 changes
11:00 13:14 2h 14m, 2 changes
12:08 14:14 2h 6m, 2 changes
12:30 14:51 2h 21m, 2 changes
13:00 15:14 2h 14m, 2 changes
14:08 16:14 2h 6m, 2 changes
14:30 16:51 2h 21m, 2 changes
15:00 17:14 2h 14m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt

The price of train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt starts at €28.97 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 Interlaken Ost 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Interlaken Ost 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 Interlaken Ost to Zermatt take?

The average journey time by train between Interlaken Ost and Zermatt is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with around 15 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 Interlaken Ost and Zermatt by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt is 2 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt cost?

Train ticket prices from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt can start from as little as €28.97 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt?

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

What time does the first train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt leave?

The first train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt leaves at 08:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt leave?

The last train from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt leaves at 17:00. 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 Interlaken Ost and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Interlaken Ost to Zermatt cover a distance of around 46 miles (75 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Interlaken Ost.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Interlaken Ost to Zermatt for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.