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Skip‐the-Line Train Tickets to Gornergrat from Zermatt

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  • All aboard the cogwheel train from Zermatt to Gornergrat for one of the most dramatic landscapes of the Swiss Alps!
  • Enjoy priority access to the train: you'll get to board the train first and get the best seats on the right side toward the Matterhorn!
  • The 30-minute ride will take you from an altitude of 1,605 m to 3,089 m, up to the Gornergrat ridge.
  • Upon reaching the Gornergrat, take in exceptional views of 29 four-thousand-meter peaks, including the jagged-toothed mountain, Matterhorn in all its glory.
  • See the famous Monte Rosa massif, with Switzerland’s highest peak (Dufourspitze, 4,634 m).


  • Round-trip skip-the-line train ticket to Gornergrat at 3,089 m
  • Priority access


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Snow Fun park admission
  • Guide
  • Tip: At the summit station on the Gornergrat, don't miss out on seeing Europe’s highest-altitude hotel: the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat.
  • Facilities include a restaurant, an astronomical observatory, and boutique shops.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Gornergrat Railway is the first-ever electric rack railway in Switzerland, operational since 1898. The train operates at 3000m above sea level. As you transverse the mighty Alps, you can soak in the scenic vistas around you. And as you reach the end of the Gornergrat Bahn, prepare yourself for a gorgeous view of the Matterhorn. Read on to know more about your Gornergrat Railway tickets, how to get them, and what to do there.

Why Visit Gornergrat

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  • Head from the resort village of Zermatt at 1065m to Gornergrat, which is over 3000m above sea level.
  • At the top, enjoy the scenic powdery-white snow on the rocky terrain.
  • Get a panoramic view of the Alps. Look out for Matterhorn and the surrounding 28 peaks, most of which are 4000m above sea level.
  • You can indulge in a host of activities such as mountain biking, hiking, sledding, and more. The activities available depend on the season you choose to visit.
  • In the summer you can enjoy the balmy sun, walk through verdant meadows, and meet black-nosed sheep. In winter, you can indulge in winter activities, enjoy a hot drink as you take in the untouched, crystalline snow.

What to Do at Gornergrat

Summer and Winter are two completely different experiences at Gornergrat. Below you will find a brief look at the things you can do in Gornergrat during these seasons.

Zooom the matterhorn

Zooom the Matterhorn

Season: Summer & Winter

The newest addition to the Gornergrat, this multimedia experience will show visitors the Matterhorn and its surrounding Alpine peaks. Visitors will experience it in 3 levels.
1. Paragliding: slip on your 3-D glasses and sit on the paragliding chair. Choose between a relaxing or exhilarating day and explore the Horu (the local name for Matterhorn) virtually.

2. Immersive Cinema: Visitors get to see the four seasons on the Matterhorn with light projections on a true-to-life replica of the Matterhorn.

3. Periscope: Using a periscope, visitors can see the Matterhorn and its surrounding peaks. Graphic anchor text will give you more information about what you see.

gornergrat hiking


Season: Summer & Winter

The beauty of the snowy slopes with the stark blue sky against it is a sight for sore eyes. There are multiple hiking trails between Zermatt and Gornergrat. If you want something more relaxed, take one of the shorter trails around Gornergrat. During summer, expect to see glimmering lakes and meadows in full bloom.

During winter, you can hike from Zermatt to Riffelalp or Riffelberg to Rottenboden, right through the Swiss pine forests.

meet the sheep

Meet the Sheep

Season: Summer

Visitors can meet the famous black-nosed sheep of Zermatt. Between June to September, these spiral-horned sheep graze at Gornergrat. As they are fitted with a GPS collar, visitors can locate them easily and meet them!

gornergrat mountain biking

Mountain biking

Season: Summer

Mountain bikers will find that Gornergrat is home to some of the most beautiful biking trails in all of Europe. There are a range of levels to choose from, but note that bookings must be made in advance to go mountain biking.

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Snow Fun Pass

Season: Winter

The Snow Fun Pass lets you explore Gornergrat in exciting ways such as snowshoeing, tobogganing, or sledding. It is especially for those who want to try their hand at something other than skiing.

skiing at gornergrat


Season: Winter

It is impossible to think of Gornergrat and not think of skiing. The pristine slopes are every skier's dream. Be it a beginner or experienced skier, the Gornergrat is perfect for all.

Plan Your Visit to Gornergrat

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Best time to visit
Zermett to Gornergrat train timings

Gornergrat Bahn opening hours are 7 AM to 7 PM daily. You can board the trains any time between these times.

Please note that timings are subject to change.

Duration: Your train ride is 30 minutes long. You are free to spend as much time as you'd like at the Gornergrat. Note that the last train leaves Gornergrat at 7 PM.

Gornergrat Bahn

Zermatt Address: 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland.
How to reach Gornergrat from Zermatt:

The best way to get up to Gornergrat from Zermatt is via train. You can take the Gornergrat Bahn from Zermatt and back. While you can hike from Zermatt to Riffelalp and Riffelberg to Rottenboden, it is not possible to use a car or any other mode of transportation to make this complete journey.

How to reach Zermatt:
By Train - Fly to Zurich or Geneva and take the train to Visp. You can change the mountain train directly to Zermatt.
By Car - Zermatt is car-free. You can come by road and park at one of the parking facilities in Täsch. From here, Zermatt is 12 mins away via train.

The best time to visit gornergrat

The best time to visit the Gornergrat is in the summer. The weather is relatively mild and is perfect for hikes. If you are looking for a crowd-free experience, then visit during winter and early spring. While the weather may be chilly, it will be worth it when you feast your eyes on the gorgeous snow-capped mountains.

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Gornergrat offers a range of dining experiences to its visitors. Currently, the following eateries are open and accessible to guests:

  • KKiosk Riffelberg: This kiosk has snacks, drinks, and even instant cup noodles to choose from!
  • Edelweiss Shop Gornergrat train station: You can get snacks and hot/cold drinks here, along with souvenirs.
  • Alphitta: Enjoy beautiful views of the Matterhorn as you relish traditional Swiss cuisine with a modern twist.
gornergrat shopping

The Gornergrat shopping complex is the highest shopping center in Europe at 3100m above sea level. You can purchase a range of memorabilia and souvenirs, along with snacks and warm drinks, from the shops.

Things to do around Zermatt

klein matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

"Little Matterhorn" is home to the highest cable car station in Europe at 3883 m and a lovely restaurant. It offers amazing views of the peaks in Italy, France, and Switzerland.



Take a cable car to the summit of this mountain and enjoy a variety of experiences such a hiking, paragliding, and the famous Peak Collection, which shows the famous peaks around Zermatt.



This heavily glaciated mountain has several peaks. It is often believed to be the easiest 4000m mountain that can be climbed. The pure snow against the rocky terrain makes for a picturesque view.

Visitor Tips

  • Please ensure you wear warm clothes. if you're visiting in summer, carry along a warm jacket in case you need it.
  • Make sure you wear comfortable shoes with a good grip so you can walk around even if there's a lot of snow.
  • Carry sunglasses as the glare from the snow-capped mountains and glaciers may affect your eyes.
  • Sit on the right side of the train when going from Zermatt to Gornergrat. This will ensure you get gorgeous views of the Gornergrat Ridge.
  • The timings of the trains depend on the season. Do check the same when planning your trip.
  • Buy your tickets online to avail of discounts. Once you collect them from the station, keep them handy at all times on the train as they will be checked.

All Your Questions about Gornergrat Railway Tickets Answered

How can I buy Gornergrat Railway tickets?

You can purchase Gornergrat Railway tickets online or at the station. However, it is highly advised that you purchase your tickets online as it is a safer and contactless transaction, and it allows you to avail of discounts offered by third-party websites.

Can I purchase round trip Gornergrat Railway tickets from Zermatt?

Yes, you can purchase round trip Gornergrat Railway tickets from Zermatt. The tickets allow you to depart and board at the time of your choosing.

What is the Gornergrat Railway ticket cancellation and refund policy?

Your tickets for Gornergrat Railway can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

How long are my Gornergrat Bahn tickets valid for?

Your Gornergrat Bahn tickets are only valid for the date selected at checkout.

What are the timings for Gornergrat Railway?

Gornergrat Railway is operational from 7 AM - 7 PM daily in the summer.

What is the price of a Gornergrat Railway ticket?

Gornergrat Railway tickets start at CHF 120.

How can I get discounted tickets to Gornergrat Railway?

Children aged 6-15 can get discounted Gornergrat Railway tickets, provided they carry along a valid ID.

Is the Gornergrat Railway wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, the Gornergrat Bahn is wheelchair-accessible. All train coaches have a low floor so wheelchair-bound visitors can enter easily. Visitors can avail themselves of the accessible toilet at Kulmhotel Gornergrat once they reach Gornergrat.

Can I get free WiFi on Gornergrat Railway?

Yes, the Gornergrat Railway provides free WiFi at all stations and inside the trains.

What are the best Gornergrat experiences for families with kids?

Families with kids will love meeting the black-nosed sheep and Snow Fun Pass!

What are the best Gornergrat experiences for couples?

Couples will enjoy the multimedia experience — Zooom the Matterhorn, hiking, and skiing!