Gornergrat Railway

Panoramic Train Switzerland, Zermatt

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  • Operates year-round
  • Europe‚Äôs highest open-air cog railway
  • Departs every 24 minutes from Zermatt
  • Magnificent train ride to the Gornergrat viewing platform at 3089 metres
  • Spectular panorama: 4000-metre giants such as the Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze
  • At the top you can dine in a restaurant with amazing views
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Gornergrat Railway - Map

Gornergrat Railway - Map

Gornergrat Railway - Facts


The Gornergrat Railway runs up from Zermatt to the Gornergrat at 3089 meter above sea level. From here you have the best views to the Matterhorn and surrounding mountains of Zermatt.


Operates year-round, in 24-minute intervals.

Travel duration to summit

Up 33 min / down 44 mins


View of the glaciers of Monte Rosa, reflection of Matterhorn in Lake Riffel (visible in calm weather), journey with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3089 MASL, Gorner Gorge.

Food & beverage

Elegant restaurant with a view onto Monte Rosa mountain massif, cheese and roesti (Swiss fried grated potato dish) specialities, self-service restaurant.


Climate audio walk (audio guide) Zermatt–Rotenboden–Monte Rosa cabin.

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Big windows to enjoy the magnificent views
  • Only second class available on Gornergrat trains


No catering onboard, there are however restaurants in Zermatt and on the Gornergrat.


Not available.

Power sockets

Not available.


Children up to 15 years travel for free on a Family Card when they travel with their (grand)parents. This Family Card is for sale at any Swiss train station for 30 Swiss Francs. When you're travelling on a Pass of the Swiss Travel System this card is available for free.


Dogs are accepted on the Gornergrat Railway. Small dogs in a bag or bench travel for free, larger dogs pay half the adult fare. Dogs have always to be on a leash.


Limited luggage space available. There are luggage lockers in Zermatt to store you large luggage so you can travel up the Gornergrat light.


You can board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards

When you're making more train journeys within Switzerland it's advisable to book a Pass of the Swiss Travel Pass. Tickets of the Swiss Travel System give a discount of 50% on the Gornergrat Railway.

Interrail / Eurail

Interrail and Eurail are not valid on the Gornergrat Railway.


For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.


Business travel by train.

At the station

The train station of the Gornergrat Railway is next to Zermatt Railway Station. 

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