Are the buses in Zermatt free?

Zermatt is famously a car-free resort, but in this post by Zermatt specialists Matterhorn Chalets, we answer the question “Are the buses in Zermatt free?”, as well as some of the other frequently-asked questions we get about the Zermatt bus service.

Are the buses in Zermatt free?

If you have a lift pass or ticket for any of the main cable cars or trains in Zermatt (Sunegga, Gornergrat or the Matterhorn Glacier Express gondola, then travel on the buses in Zermatt are free.

All journeys are also free for season pass holders and anyone with the Swiss Travel Pass.

Week-long bus pass

You can buy a week-long ticket to cover the use of Zermatt’s buses while you are in resort. The weekly pass costs CHF22 and allows an unlimited number of trips on the resort’s electric buses.

We can buy this for our guests staying with us via our concierge service.

How many bus routes are there in Zermatt?

There are two bus routes in Zermatt, the Green line and the Red line, making it very easy to understand the network and get around.

The Green line links the lift stations of Klein, Matterhorn and Sunnegga, as well as down to the train station. The Red line runs from Winkelmatten into the resort and to the Sunnegga lifts.

How often do the buses in Zermatt run?

The buses are very regular, operating around every 10 minutes in peak times at the start and end of the ski day, and every 12 minutes otherwise.

You can view the full timetable for the Green line here and the Red line here. You can view check the next departure live on the e-bus Zermatt website.

Buses in Zermatt

Do I need to get a bus?

This obvious depends where you are staying in Zermatt. In general, we recommend taking the bus as it’s so regular and free for skiers. However there are many properties that are only a short walk from the lifts. Additionally, many hotels offer a daily transfer to the lifts with their own electric vehicles.

Accommodation in Zermatt

If you are looking for independent advice on finding the right accommodation for you in Zermatt, then please contact Ed or Suzanne from the Matterhorn Chalets team.

We are Zermatt specialists and offer every option from self-catering apartments to fully-serviced chalets.

Contact us via our website or call us on +41 79 247 15 88


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