Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

  • Train : Swiss Travel System
  • Duration : Scenic Day Trips
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Journey Highlights
  • 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
  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Notes – Remarks
  • Terms & Conditions

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

Places Covered

Goschenen/Disentis, Andermatt, Oberwald, Brig, Zermatt, Gornergrat


  • Seat fare 


  • Reservation
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.
  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