Excursions Switzerland: Gornergrat

Switzerland not only has the highest mountains, but also the prettiest railways. If you want to combine both, then climb on board the Gornergrat Railway in Zermatt. The highest open-air rack railway in Europe climbs past Swiss stone pine and larch forests up to a height of 3089 metres. Once you reach the top you can enjoy breathtaking, all-round views of 29 peaks above 4000 metres, with the Matterhorn right in the centre. The Gornergrat is also a great starting point for some wonderful walks. In winter, there are attractive descents in the glistening snow and a beautiful, one-of-a-kind sleigh run.

At a glance


  • Travel on rack railway from Zermatt to Gornergrat and back down


Adults: GBP 35.00
Swiss Travel Pass holder:
Swiss Half Fare Card holder: GBP 35.00
Children 6-16 without STS Family Card: GBP 35.00
Subject to change


Why book with us?

  • Official Swiss Railways Shop
  • Low prices guaranteed
  • Secure booking guaranteed
  • Immediate confirmation
  • We're a company of the Swiss Railways SBB

Good to know

  • The Gornergrat Railway runs daily every 24 minutes from 07.00-19.24 hours, during mid season there is a reduced timetable
  • Exchanging vouchers: At the cash desk of the valley station


  • New: Hotel Kulm Gornergrat totally refurbished with access lifts and shopping mall
  • Summer: Exclusive sunrise trips
  • Winter: Zermatt-Cervinia ski region