With a sunny observation deck that remains accessible throughout the year, the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres above sea level ranks among the leading excursion destinations. Surrounded by 29 four-thousand metre peaks, by the highest Swiss mountain (Dufourspitze, 4,634 metres above sea level) and by the third-largest glacier in the Alps (Gorner glacier), it offers a mountainscape panorama that couldn’t be more overwhelming.
One of Europe’s highest open-air cog railway has its lower terminus next to the station of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Zermatt, from where it climbs the Gornergrat daily every 30 minutes. Across stunning bridges, through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes. With the Matterhorn continually in the field of vision.
Lower terminus of Gornergrat railway is located opposite the Zermatt railway station
Gornergrat Railway operates daily, year-round, at 24-minute intervals, from approximately 7am until 8pm. Travel time to the summit is approximately 33 minutes
Please be advised that during bad weather, mountain railways may close without prior notice.
At the summit there is a shopping mall and restaurant, as well as the Matterhorn PhotoShop that allows for purchasing some one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
Children from 9 to 15 get a discount, children under 9 do not require a ticket but will share seats with a paying adult. Children under 16 travelling with their parents on a Swiss Family Card, will travel for free.
Discounts for passengers holding a Swiss or Eurail Pass.
Seasonal pricing according to time of year travel is made. Coupons issued are actual travel documentation and do not require to be exchanged at the station. If a passholder fare is purchased, both the coupon and pass must be presented at the station.
Priority seating can be arrange locally for a small fee, best seating is on the right hand side of the carriage going up.
Once travel on the voucher is initiated, no refund will be due.