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How to Get to Gornergrat in Zermatt

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Darla Uhl

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.

Image of Gornergrat by TouringSwitzerland.com

Note: In case you want to buy your tickets for Gornergrat in advance, you can do so from GetYourGuide here: Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket.

How to Get to Gornergrat in Zermatt

Gornergratbahn Valley Station across Zermatt Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

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.

To get to Gornergrat in Zermatt, you will have to do the following:

  1. Go on the train to Zermatt.
  2. At Zermatt train station, cross the road to go to the Gornergrat Valley Station.
  3. Once on 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

AddressBahnhofpl. 1
3920 Zermatt
TrainZermatt (1-minute walk away)

Stations of the Gornergrat Railway

Image of the Gornergrat Train
StationAltitude (meters above sea level)
Zermatt GGB1,604 meters
Findelbach1,770 meters
Riffelalp2,209 meters
Riffelberg2,582 meters
Rotenboden2,818 meters
Gornergrat3,089 meters

Summary: How to Get to Gornergrat in Zermatt

Image of Matterhorn from the Gornergrat Train

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 38 minutes from Zermatt to get to Gornergrat, the last stop on the train.

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Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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