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Constructed in 1898, Gornergrat Railway is an electric cog railway located in Valais in Switzerland. It serves as a link between the village of Zermatt and the summit of Gornergrat offering magnificent views of the snow-covered Swiss Alps. Visitors get to witness panoramic views of mountains and glaciers, including Matterhorn as the railway line passes through tunnels, bridges, forests of larch, rocky ravines, and lakes. 

Purchase a Gornergrat Railway ticket and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as Europe’s highest open-air railway takes you on a scenic ride from Zermatt right up to the Gornergrat Bahn summit.

Gonergrat Railway Tickets - why visit?

Why Choose Gornergrat Railway?

  • Enjoy Magnificent Views of the Swiss Alps: The train ride from Zermatt to Gornergrat offering unparalleled views of the snow-covered Swiss Alps is a sight to behold.
  • Breathtaking Views of Matterhorn: Get to experience panoramic views of the Matterhorn, one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps and Europe.
  • Flexible Travel: The Gornergrat Railway tickets are flexible in the sense that you can get off at any station you want and then board another train and continue your journey to Gornergrat Bahn.
  • Shop for Souvenirs: Drop in at Europe’s highest-located shopping mall and shop for Swiss souvenirs.
  • Visit Kulmhotel Gornergrat: Head to Kulmhotel Gornergrat and visit the observatory.

Why Book Gornetgrat railway Tickets Online?

The best way to book your Gornergrat Railway ticket is to purchase it online because it is a more convenient and safer option offering the following benefits:

Convenience: Booking Gornergrat tickets online is convenient because it saves you the trouble of standing in long queues waiting for your turn to board the train. Plus, we are available 24x7 to answer all your queries over phone, email, or chat.

Advance Booking: Purchase your Gornergrat Railway ticket online and much in advance to save yourself from worrying about tickets getting sold out quickly.

Great Discounts: Booking your tickets online allows you to avail of great deals and discounts making your experience more budget-friendly.

Your Gornergrat Railway Tickets Explained

Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Skip the line

Skip-The-Line Ticket

Duration: 30 minutes

  • The skip-the-line feature on your Gornergrat Railway ticket allows you to skim past long queues and board the train on priority to book the best seats for yourself.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful snow-covered Alps, including the Matterhorn and 28 other mountain peaks.
  • Get off at any or all the stations, explore the place, and then use the same tickets to board another train to Gornergrat Bahn.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Plan Your Visit To Gornergrat

Getting Here
Visitor's Tips
Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Timings

The Gornergrat Railway timetable includes a train running up to the summit every 24 to 48 minutes starting early morning and continuing until after sunset. The first train leaves the station in Zermatt at 7 AM.

  • During the high season (July-August), the last train leaves from Gornergrat at 7:22 PM.
  • During the middle (May-June and September-October) and low (November to April) seasons, the last train leaves Gornergrat Bahn at 5:42 PM. 

The Zermatt to Gornergrat exact train schedule is subject to change depending on the weather and season.

Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Getting Here

Address: Bahnhofpl. 1, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

To reach Gornergrat, you will first have to get to Zermatt GGB Railway Station. You can take a #571 or #572 bus and get off at the Zermatt, Bahnhof stop. Once you reach the bus stop, walk down to the railway station to take a train to the summit.

You can reach Gornergrat by taking a 30-minute long train from Zermatt railway station. The train first stops at Findelbach followed by Riffelalp, Riffelberg, and Rotenboden before it finally reaches the Gornergrat Railway Station.

Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Facilities
  • Gornergrat is home to the highest-altitude hotel in Europe – 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat.
  • There’s a restaurant where you can dine with the stars while soaking in panoramic views of mountain peaks.
  • Visit the astronomical observatory called Stellarium Gornergrat and peek through the telescope.
  • Shop for souvenirs and gifts from the highest-located shopping mall in Europe.
  • There are wheelchair-friendly toilets also available for those with reduced mobility.
Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Eat

There are a couple of restaurants in Gornergrat where you can grab a scrumptious meal.

Panorama Self: This restaurant serves both local and international cuisine and is an ideal spot for vegetarians. Diners also get to enjoy beautiful views of the Matterhorn from the sun terrace of the restaurant.

Vis-à-vis: Head to this restaurant for a taste of local, traditional food. Vis-à-vis also has a sun terrace overlooking the Matterhorn.

Gonergrat Railway Tickets - Visitor's Tips
  • Book your Gornergrat Railway ticket online and in advance.
  • Grab a seat on the right side of the train for unparalleled views of the Matterhorn.
  • The first train leaves the Zermatt station at 7 AM. After that, there’s a train going up to Gornergrat every 24 to 48 minutes.
  • You can get off at any station and then use the same ticket to board another train to the summit. But keep in mind that the tickets are valid only for the date you purchase them on.
  • The Gornergrat station is wheelchair accessible.
  • Make sure you check the weather forecast before going up to Gornergrat. If it is cloudy, you might not get clear views of the mountains.
  • Make sure to pack enough warm clothes and a windproof rain jacket.
  • Wear comfortable footwear because you might have to walk around quite a bit.
  • You can also go for short hikes between Gornergrat and Rotenboden.

Frequently Asked Questions on Gornergrat Railway Tickets

Q. What is the price of Gornergrat Railway Tickets?

A. The Gornergrat Railway tickets are priced at CHF 51.

Q. Can I cancel my Gornergrat Tickets?

A. Yes. You can cancel your Gornergrat Railway ticket up to 24 hours before the scheduled date and time and get a full refund.

Q. Where do I buy Gornergrat Railway Tickets?

A. You can buy your Gornergrat tickets online.

Q. Can I buy Gornergrat Railway Tickets online?

A. Yes. You can buy Gornergrat Railway tickets online.

Q. What are the stations crossed before reaching Gornergrat Bahn?

A. The route starts from Zermatt with the first stop being Findelbach followed by Riffelalp, Riffelberg, Rotenboden, and then finally Gornergrat Bahn.

Q. How long does it take to reach Gornergrat Bahn?

A. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Gornergrat Bahn from the village of Zermatt.

Q. Is Gornergrat Railway wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes. Gornergrat Railway is wheelchair accessible. The trains have a low-floor car to help those with reduced mobility board easily. There are wheelchair friendly toilets as well at Gornergrat.

Q. How high is Gornergrat?

A. Gornergrat is located at an altitude of 3,135 meters above sea level.

Q. Is Gornergrat Bahn worth it?

A. Yes. Gornergrat Bahn is definitely worth visiting because it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, including the Matterhorn and 28 other magnificent mountain peaks.

Q. Does my Gornergrat Railway tickets offer skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for Gornergrat Railway