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Gornergrat Railway

Ascend Zermatt's Gornergrat for panoramic Matterhorn views. Secure tickets for a breathtaking Swiss train journey.
Gornergrat Railway
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Round-Trip Train Tickets to Mount Gornergrat from Zermatt

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Gornergrat Railway Guide

Rise up to the Swiss Alps on a feat of modern engineering. Enjoy gourmet food at the highest open shopping center in Europe. The Gornergrat train is unlike any other simple mode of transit. Unlike others, here the train is an experience in itself. Witness the tallest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze in all its glory at a height of 3,089 meters above sea level. Travel at heights and witness views which most people will never be able to. Here an in-depth guide on Gornergrat Train tickets, highlights, timings and other essential details to help you make the most out of your journey on the Gornergrat Railway.

What are Grindelwald Railway's opening hours?

Gornergrat Railways operate all year round. Their train timetables vary seasonally.
For Late Autumn ( 2 November 2023- 1 December 2023)
The first train from Zermatt departs at 7 AM.
From Gornergrat, the last train leaves at 5:18 PM
For Winter( 2 December 2023- 1 April 2024)
The first train from Zermatt departs at 8:24 AM.
From Gornergrat, the last train leaves at 8:07 PM

When are Gornergrat Railways closed?

While Gornergrat operates all year round, due to unseen circumstances such as inclement weather, the trains can get delayed and even cancelled. However, this is a very rare occurrence with trains having a delay of more than 30 minutes an exception.

How long is the rail ride from Zermatt to Gornergrat?

The duration of the Zurich to Gornergrat train typically spans around 30 minutes.

How long should I spend at Gornergrat?

For a day trip to Gornergrat from Zermatt, plan to spend around 4 to 6 hours. Begin with the iconic train ride, and at the summit, immerse yourself in unparalleled Matterhorn views. Explore hiking trails for a closer encounter with the alpine beauty. Capture memories with photography, indulge in local cuisine at the restaurants, and shop for Alpine souvenirs. Don't miss the Gornergrat Observatory for astronomy programs or a visit to the Alpine Garden for a glimpse of diverse mountain flora.

Where is Zermatt to Gornergrat Railway Station located?

It is located at Gornergrat Bahn AG, Bahnhofplatz 7, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

How to I get to the Zernatt to Gornergrat Railway Station?

You can get to the Zermatt-Gornergrat Railway Station through the following travel options:
By train: Board the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Visp. The train has a frequency of 30 minutes and the trip to Zermatt Railway Station  will take you around an hour. From here, the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn will be within walking distance
By car: Zermatt is a car-free zone, and bringing your car directly into the town is not permitted. However, you can park your car in the nearby village of Täsch, which is about 5 kilometers from Zermatt, and continue your journey to Zermatt by shuttle. The Shuttle Service operates with departures to Zermatt every 20 minutes, ensuring a smooth and frequent connection between the two locations.

How do I get to Gornergrat?

The most popular way to reach Gornergrat is by taking the Gornergrat Railway from Zermatt. The scenic train journey takes you up to the summit, offering stunning views along the way.

Is the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn is wheelchair accessible with special entrances and assistance for those who need it. The station also has wheelchair accessible washrooms in place.

Is there a storage facility available at the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn ?

Yes, there are lockers available at the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn . 

Are there any shopping services available at Gornergrat?

Yes, travelers with a knack for shopping will be glad to know that Gornergrat hosts the highest shopping center in the world. Purchase souvenirs, memorabilia alongside a warm snack or a drink.

Can I get free WiFi on Gornergrat Railway?

Yes, the Gornergrat Railway provides free WiFi at all stations and inside the trains.
Gornergrat finds itself as an alpine wonderland, tucked away from civilization. It offers a breathtaking mountain experience with a myriad of activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.Here's a guide to the key attractions and activities that make Gornergrat a must-visit destination.


Gornergrat is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts, boasting a network of well-maintained trails that provide stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the iconic Matterhorn. Whether you're a novice or an experienced hiker, there are trails suited for all levels. The crisp Alpine air, the scent of wildflowers, and the serenity of the landscape make each hike a memorable experience. Don't forget to pack your camera to capture the awe-inspiring vistas.


For those who have the need, the need for speed, Gornergrat offers excellent skiing opportunities. The region is adorned with pristine snow-covered slopes, making it a haven for skiers of all skill levels. Whether you're gliding down the slopes or enjoying the spectacular alpine scenery from the comfort of a ski lift, Gornergrat promises an unforgettable winter sports experience. You can access these ski systems through the Gornergrat Railways

Meet the Sheep

Experience the idyllic charm of Gornergrat by interacting with the local residents – the sheep. The high-altitude meadows are home to these wooly companions, adding a touch of authenticity to the Alpine landscape. Distinctly known for their spiraled horns and black faces, you can locate these fuzzy creatures while grazing through a GPS chip in their collar

Gornergrat Observatory

To know more about the world beyond ours, visit the Gornergrat Observatory. Perched at an altitude of 3,135 meters, it provides an unrivaled vantage point for stargazing. Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast or a casual observer, the observatory offers telescopes and knowledgeable guides to unravel the mysteries of the night sky. The clear mountain air and minimal light pollution create an ideal setting for an awe-inspiring celestial experience.

Can I get off at the intermediate stops between Gornergrat and Zermatt

Yes, you can get off at any of the stations that lie in between such as the Riffelberg and the Riffelalp station.

Should I prefer a particular seat to make the most of my train journey?

f given the option, you should opt for the seats on the right as they will offer you an unobstructed view of iconic landscapes such as the Gornergrat Ridge and the Matterhorn

Are Gornergrat Train tickets available online?

Yes, Gornergrat Train tickets  are available online. Booking online is strongly advised. When you book online, you can also choose your preferred date and time of visit.travel.

How do I get to Gornergrat?

You can reach Gornergrat by train from Zermatt Gornergrat Bahm station  You can reach here by:
By Train: Board the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Visp. The train has a frequency of 30 minutes and the trip to Zermatt Railway Station  will take you around an hour. From here, the Zermatt Gornergrat Bahn will be within walking distance.

When is the Gronergrat Rail open?

Gronergrat Railways are open 365 days an year.

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