A step-by-step travel guide. Take the night train from Copenhagen to Zermatt

Prices from
€261
Travel time
18h

Traveling from Copenhagen to Zermatt by night train is the fastest and most comfortable option. This train route takes 1 day and you will pass Hamburg , Basel and Visp on the way to your destination.

Prices from
€261

Day 1

    Copenhagen Denmark
    Hamburg Germany
    Hamburg

    Lots of time to explore Hamburg before hopping on the night train.

      Hamburg Germany
      Basel Switzerland

      Day 2

      Basel

      In Basel, get some takeaway breakfast for your next train ride.

        Basel Switzerland
        Visp Switzerland
        Visp

        Very quick connection in Visp. Make sure you know where to go.

          Visp Switzerland
          Zermatt Switzerland
          Zermatt

          Arrive at your final destination, Zermatt .

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          Leaving from Copenhagen Denmark
          Going to Zermatt Switzerland

          Good to know when traveling from Copenhagen to Zermatt

          What happens if I miss my connecting train?

          Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

          Before you travel

          • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
          • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

          If you've missed your train

          International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

          • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
          • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
          • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
          • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.

          Onboard catering & food

          Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers.

          Onboard catering during covid-19

          Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.

          Can I charge my phone on the train?

          Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

          Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?