Daniela Dysli

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Highlights & Services

  • Return journey by cogwheel railway from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. The valley station is 100 metres next to the Zermatt railway station.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, the glaciers and the Alps
  • The Gornergrat Bahn is open 365 days a year and runs from early in the morning until after sunset. The journey takes about 40 minutes each way.
  • Zooom the Matterhorn - the new adventure world on the Gornergrat
  • Available as print@home ticket / eTicket and immediate booking confirmation

What can you do on the Gornergrat?

In winter

  • Skiing in the heart of the Zermatt ski area
  • Winter hiking through unspoilt nature
  • Sledging fun on the highest sledging run in Switzerland 
Sledging on the Gornergrat with the Matterhorn in the background.

In summer

  • Hiking – for example, a 15-20 minute walk on the Gornergrat.
  • Visit to the black-nosed sheep
  • Trip to the Riffelsee, the famous photo motif
Gornergrat Zermatt Matterhorn Sommer

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How much does a ride up the Gornergrat cost?

Adults (from 16 years) Adults (from 16 years) Adults (from 16 years)
01.11.2022-30.04.2023 01.05.-31.05.23 & 01.09.-31.10.2023 01.06.-31.08.2023
Swiss Travel Pass/Flex / Swiss Half Fare Card / Half-Fare Card / General Abonnement (GA) CHF 44 CHF 55 CHF 63
Full price CHF 88 CHF 110 CHF 126

Included in the ticket: Ride on the rack railroad from Zermatt to Gornergrat and back, Zoom the Matterhorn.

Children from 6 - 15.99 years receive a 50% discount on the full adult price. Free ride for children aged 0 - 5 years / children (6 - 15.99 years) with SBB junior card / children's co-travelcard/Swiss Family Card accompanied by their parents or family member. The prices shown are valid for the year 2023.

What is the advantage if I book the ticket here?

  • As a subsidiary of Switzerland Tourism and SBB, we are the official and also the largest tour operator for vacations in Switzerland
  • Secure booking process
  • Immediate confirmation with your e-tickets
  • Flex Cancellation Option - possibility to cancel the order up to one day (cancellation conditions)

Can the tickets be cancelled?

Tickets will only be fully refunded if they are cancelled at least 1 day before travel and you have taken the Flex Cancellation Option. If you have not taken out the payment protection, a cancellation fee of CHF 60.00 will be charged and an additional fee of 30% will be charged for cancellations between 1 and 3 days before travel. 

If you wish to cancel the tickets, please send an email to [email protected] or click here, together with your booking request (which you will find on the booking confirmation) and the names of the cancelling passengers.

When does the mountain railway go up to the Gornergrat?

The Gornergrat Bahn is open 365 days a year. The trains run from early in the morning until after sunset. The exact departure times can be found in the corresponding valid timetable.

How much time do I need for a visit to Gornergrat?

Just for the ride on the cogwheel railway from Zermatt to the Gornergrat you have to reckon with about 40 minutes each way. 

On site, it depends on whether the weather allows you to plan a hike (short or long). Another highlight is the new multimedia experience world - Zoom the Matterhorn - where you can virtually experience the surrounding Alpine panorama in 3 activities. You can also take advantage of the gastronomic offer in the restaurant while enjoying the panorama. You also have the option of stopping at one of the intermediate stops and taking a train again later.

Can I reserve my seat?

A seat reservation is possible with the so-called Priority Boarding. This allows you to board the train 3 minutes before the other passengers and choose your preferred seat. The surcharge for priority boarding costs CHF 7.00 per person and must be purchased from the Gornergrat Bahn.

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