Journey Name: Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
 
Overview:

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGBahn) is the Alpine adventure railway par excellence. The line is 144 km long and leads from Zermatt to Disentis and from Andermatt to Göschenen, covering a difference in altitude of 3300 m, passing through 33 tunnels and galleries and crossing 126 bridges and viaducts en route. The lowest point of the journey is Visp, at 625 m above sea level, and the highest the Oberalppass at 2033 m above sea level

 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
 
 
Journey Dates :
Daily
 
Places Covered:
Goschenen/Disentis, Andermatt, Oberwald, Brig, Zermatt, Gornergrat
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

From Göschenen, the trip leads through the wild Schöllenen gorge up to Andermatt. Or you start in Disentis, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in several wide curves towards Andermatt.

From Andermatt the trip continues through the Urseren valley to Realp and from there through the 16 km long Furka tunnel to the sunny and lovely Goms (headwater of the Rhone), the wide, high valley with its sun-tanned villages typical for the Valais.

From Brig, with its world-famous Stockalper castle, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn brings you via Visp (connection from Bern/Basel/Geneva/Zurich) to Zermatt, the car-free village at the foot of the Matterhorn. The journey leads through a wildly romantic valley offering an outlook up to numerous mountain peaks and glaciers. Shortly before Zermatt, the Matterhorn comes into view and enthralls you for the first time with its splendour.

 
Price:

SWISS PASS / SWISS YOUTH PASS

2ND CLASS

CHF

CHF

 

 

PER PERSON

YOUTH (+26)

CHILD(6-15)

3 DAYS

210

179

105

4 DAYS

251

213

125.5

8 DAYS

363

309

181.5

15 DAYS

440

374

220

 

1ST CLASS

PER PERSON

YOUTH (+26)

CHILD(6-15)

3 DAYS

336

286

168

4 DAYS

402

342

201

8 DAYS

581

494

290.5

15 DAYS

704

598

352

 

SWISS FLEXI PASS / SWISS FLEXI YOUTH PASS

2ND CLASS

CHF

CHF

 

 

PER PERSON

YOUTH (+26)

CHILD(6-15)

3 DAYS

239

203

109.5

4 DAYS

286

243

143

8 DAYS

407

346

203.5

15 DAYS

484

411

242

 

1ST CLASS

PER PERSON

YOUTH (+26)

CHILD(6-15)

3 DAYS

382

325

191

4 DAYS

458

389

229

8 DAYS

651

553

325.5

15 DAYS

774

658

387

 

 

 
Inclusions:
  • Seat fare 
 
Exclusions:
  • Reservation
 
Notes – Remarks:
50% discount with Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Youth Pass and Swiss Card. 


Option: from Zermatt take Switzerland’s oldest electrified cogwheel train to the Gornergrat (3089 m a.s.l.) where you will be surrounded by an impressive mountain range, crowned by the glorious view of the Matterhorn. 


Seat reservations incl. supplement are mandatory only for the Glacier Express trains on the sector Disentis–Brig–Zermatt.

 
Terms and Conditions:

1)

Saver Pass: valid as of 2 persons travelling together (rate indicated per person)

2)

Swiss Youth Pass: available for youths up to 26 years

3)

In Switzerland, only available at airport or border train stations

4)

Can not be purchased in Switzerland

5)

Available in Switzerland and from many travel agencies in Europe

 

 

The tickets have to be paid in the local currency of the point of sale. 

 

Free Family Card: children between 6 and 16 travel free if accompanied by at least one parent. Children not accompanied by their parents receive a 50 % discount on the Swiss Pass, the Swiss Flexi Pass and the Swiss Transfer Ticket.

 

Prices and timetables are valid for 2014. Subject to modifications and amendments

 
 
  • Travel through breathtaking Alpine scenery
  • Covers a difference in altitude of 3300 m through the journey
  • Crosses 33 tunnels and 126 bridges and viaducts enroute