Gornergrat Bahn

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Travelers can marvel at the Swiss Alps as they discover the Gornergrat Bahn, which connects Zermatt to the summit of Gornergrat, the second highest railway in Europe. Arriving at the peak of Gornergrat, passengers are treated to views of 29 peaks rising above 4,000 m, including such peaks as the Matterhorn. The Gornergrat area offers fantastic hiking, shopping and culinary delights at stops along the way. For example check out the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat, the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps.

Where can the pass be used?

Your Gornergrat Bahn Ticket is valid on any regular train between Zermatt and Gornergrat, return.


Gornergrat Bahn Tickets can be purchased by anyone including residents of Switzerland.

Pre-booking time

12 months


Children 6-15

Children between the ages of 6 and 15 pay a reduced rate.

Children 6-

Children under 6 travel free.

Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare card

If you’re traveling with a valid Swiss Travel Pass or a Swiss Half Fare card, save up to 50% off the regular adult fare.

Additional Details

You receive a voucher to exchange at the Gornergrat train station in Zermatt where your trip starts.

Available in Standard Class, return.

From Zermatt, the train departs daily every 24 minutes, climbing to the Gornergrat 9339 m away.

Travel time is between 33 minutes and 45 minutes, one way.

Gornergrat Bahn offers views of Gornergletscher, which is the 2nd biggest glacier in the Alps, and train windows open, great for photos! This route is accessible 365 days a year without changing trains. Departing just 50 meters from Zermatt station, this mountain railway is conveniently located and offers heated coaches with comfortable seats.

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