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Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s most popular tourist destinations. As the home of the Matterhorn, Zermatt has gained a great deal of international attention. One of the most beautiful viewpoints to see Matterhorn is Gornergrat.
How to Get to Gornergrat in Zermatt
The only way to get to Gornergrat in Zermatt is by train. It is not possible to bring and park your car in Zermatt at all.
The nearest place that you can park it is in Täsch, and you can take a train shuttle from Täsch thereafter. Located a few kilometers from Zermatt, Täsch is a convenient place to park your car.
In order to get to Gornergrat in Zermatt, you will have to do the following:
- Go with the train to Zermatt.
- In Zermatt train station, cross the road to go to the Gornergrat Valley Station.
- Once in the Gornergrat train, try to grab a seat on the right side of the train for better views. Gornergrat is the final station of the Gornergrat Train (Gornergratbahn).
Gornergrat Valley Station
|Train||Zermatt (1-minute walk away)|
Stations of the Gornergrat Railway
|Station||Altitude (meters above sea level)|
|Zermatt GGB||1,604 meters|
Summary: How to Get to Gornergrat in Zermatt
Gornergrat is fairly easy to reach from Zermatt. Simply walk across Zermatt’s train station to the valley station of the Gornergrat Train. After purchasing your tickets, board your train and alight at the last stop.
It takes between 34 and 47 minutes from Zermatt to get to Gornergrat, the last stop on the train.
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