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Getting around Zermatt

Getting around Zermatt


Zermatt is, and always has been ‘car free’ which makes getting around Zermatt both different and fun! You have to leave your car behind in Täsch and make the final part of your journey by train. There are several ways of getting around Zermatt once you are in the resort:

Electro Taxi

Electro taxis are the fastest and most convenient way of getting around Zermatt. These taxis all run on electricity and are charged up overnight. They are expensive to run and cost nearly 100 000 CHF to buy! Hence they are not the cheapest way to get about. Most trips will cost around 15 to 20 CHF depending on the number of passengers and the amount of luggage. Trips uphill are more expensive as they are a considerable drain on the batteries. Prices go up by 50% after 21.00. You can pick up taxis at the train station, look for them at the bottom of the lifts or call Taxi Schaller on 027 967 12 12 (24 hours).

Buses

The electro bus is free with your Ski-pass but can be very congested at times. There are two bus routes, the Red and Green, and the colour of the bus bumper indicates which bus you need.

The Green Bus Route

This is known colloquially as the ‘Klein Lift’ bus, even though it doesn't actually go to Klein, just in that direction.  It will take you between all the three main ski lifts starting from Gornergrat station down to the end of the village.  It then goes up the river past Sunnegga lift to the ‘Matterhorn Glacier Paradise’ lift before returning to the Gornergrat station. It runs every 10 minutes from 7.00 - 18.16 and the bus service is free with your Ski-pass.

The Red Bus Route

This is the ‘commuter’ bus. It runs from the Gornergrat station down to the end of the village and then goes up around Winklematten, the pretty hamlet above Zermatt before returning to the Gornergrat station. It runs every 30 minutes for most of the day and the bus service is free with your lift pass.