The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (German) - Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French) is one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. The Matterhorn has an elevation of 4,478 metres and the four faces of the Matterhorn's peak face the cardinal directions of north, east, south and west.

The best view of all of Switzerland (and Italy) is from the Trockenen Steg, the last stop on the Klein Matterhorn route. The 3883 metre-high Klein Matterhorn railway is the highest aerial cableway in Europe. The tour from Zermatt to the Matterhorn glacier paradise takes about 40 minutes.

You can also take the Gornergrat railway.
The Gornergrat is Europe's highest open-air cog railway and you can board this service at the station next to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in Zermatt. The Gornergrat journey takes 24 minutes and the Matterhorn is always in view.

Rail Europe products that will get you to the Matterhorn:

  • Swiss Half Fare Card
  • Swiss Travel Pass
  • Swiss Travel Pass Flex

How to get there:

Use your Swiss Travel Pass for free travel to Zermatt. Once in Zermatt you can board the Klein Matterhorn Express or the Gornergrat Railway. You will receive a 50% discount on the cable car using a Swiss Travel Rail Pass.