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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. A large number of people who wish to visit Zermatt will come in their own cars. However, this isn’t possible since you can’t drive directly to Zermatt village.
Matterhorn Terminal Täsch
Around Zermatt, only vehicles with special permits are permitted, such as taxis and hotel shuttles. It is not possible to bring and park your car in Zermatt if you wish to travel there. For most Zermatt visitors, Täsch is the preferred parking spot. Located a few kilometers from Zermatt, it’s a convenient place to park your car.
The Matterhorn Terminal Täsch is a large terminal at Täsch that houses a car park with direct access to the Zermatt Shuttle.
Although you won’t be able to bring your car to Zermatt, I promise you you won’t regret visiting. You can take the train from Täsch to Zermatt or the other way around. The train shuttle service from Täsch to Zermatt leaves frequently. Traveling by train in Switzerland is an easy, comfortable, and impressive experience.
You can read more about Täsch Terminal Parking here – Täsch Terminal Parking: Tips and Information for Zermatt Visitors.
How To Get From Täsch to Zermatt
Traveling from Täsch to Zermatt is very easy. If you have a car, you simply need to park it in Matterhorn Terminal Täsch.
From there, you will need to ensure that you have a valid ticket. Once you’ve scanned your valid ticket, you can simply wait for the next Zermatt Shuttle.
There are also other regional trains that stop in Täsch before proceeding to Zermatt.
You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card (1-month validity) is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.
Using the Swiss Pass, you get unlimited travel by train, bus, and boat in Switzerland. Over 500 museums are also free or discounted, and there are free or discounted excursions to mountain summits.
Getting tickets from RailEurope is a convenient option if you’re traveling within Europe and/or visiting multiple countries. Having been in operation since the 1930s, RailEurope‘s extensive history, user-friendly website and mobile apps, flexible currency payment options, commitment to customer satisfaction, and strategic partnerships with leading rail operators, collectively establish it as a reliable and trustworthy platform for booking European train travel.
You can obtain from RailEurope the following travel passes:
- Swiss Travel Pass – choose between continuous or flexible Swiss train passes for 3, 4, 8, or 15 days. The perks? unlimited use in over 90 Swiss cities, free admission to more than 500 museums, and discounts on mountain railways and cable cars. You also get discounts on high-speed Lyria trains between France and Switzerland as well as Nightjet trains that go through Switzerland. See RailEurope for more information.
- Eurail Global Pass – unlimited train travel to 40,000 destinations in 33 European countries for non-EU residents
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Is there a direct train from Täsch to Zermatt?
Yes, the trains that leave Täsch go directly to Zermatt. There are multiple regional trains per hour that connect Täsch with Zermatt.
How Long Is the Train Ride From Täsch to Zermatt?
The following table shows the train ride duration from Täsch to Zermatt or the other way around (updated December 2022):
|Zermatt – Täsch||11 to 12 minutes|
|Täsch – Zermatt||12 to 15 minutes|
How Much Will the Train Ticket From Täsch to Zermatt Cost?
As of the time of writing (December 2022), here are the train ticket prices from Täsch to Zermatt:
|Route||Full Fare (CHF)||Half Fare (CHF)|
|Täsch – Zermatt||8.20||4.10|
As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can definitely save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is definitely something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.
Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?
No, Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn does not allow seat reservations. However, groups of 10 or more are allowed to reserve their seats. You can contact Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn’s customer center should you wish to reserve seats for groups of 10 or more.
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