4 1/2 hours by train with only one change from all the main airports Geneva, Zurich and Milan. Easy train connections from Geneva and Zurich airport (train station in the airport) and a possibility to obtain reduced rate train tickets if purchased before entering Switzerland. (we can advise on this). Taxi transfers available from all airports (we can organise this for you).
Zermatt is a car free village so if travelling by car the you can drive as far as Tasch where you must leave the car in the main car park of one the garages and travel the last 10 minutes by train (trains run every 20 minutes) or taxi. Electro taxis are available at the train station to take you to your accommodation.
Bordered by Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland lies in the midst of the Alps and these magnificent mountains occupy three-fifths of the country. There are 4 official languages spoken in Switzerland and in the canton of 'Valais' both German & French are spoken.
With its’ superb transportation system, Switzerland is an ideal place from which to explore in any direction. Whether travelling on foot or by rail, bus, car or boat you will be surrounded by spectacular views.
You will find the highest mountains in Europe here in the Alps, among which the impressive Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze, 4,634 m (15,203 ft) are the highest point in the country. The Mont Blanc lies just across the French/Italian border and is the highest mountain in Western Europe (4,807 m, 15,771 ft).
A trip not to be missed is the Glacier express which links Zermatt and St. Moritz by rail which passes through 91 tunnels and crosses nearly 300 bridges.
The car free resort of Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and offers access to a ski area of over 400km, connected to Cervinia in Italy. The village is situated at 1560m and with the highest cable car at 3888m it ensures excellent skiing in the winter & great glacier skiing in the summer. A climbers and hikers paradise with 38 peaks over four-thousand metres and breath-taking views Zermatt has something to suit everyone.
Alpine skiing and snowboarding , Heli skiing, Winter hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoe walking, Sledging, Ice skating. ice climbing, Ski touring , Swimming (indoor swimming pools), Wellness centres, Paragliding Passengerflights, Helicopter sightseeing tours.
Summer only: Forest Fun Park, Mountain biking,Tennis & 15 mins by train to the Golf course.
A visit to the new Matterhorn Alpine museum is a must.