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

Prices from
€316
Travel time
20h

The trip from Stockholm to Zermatt by train is fantastic. The journey takes 2 days, through beautiful landscapes, passing Copenhagen, Hamburg and Visp on the way.

Prices from
€316

Day 1

Stockholm Sweden
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen

Have a late lunch and switch trains in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Denmark
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Spend 1 night in Hamburg

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Visp Switzerland
Visp Switzerland
Zermatt Switzerland
Zermatt

Arrive at your final destination, Zermatt.

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Zermatt Switzerland

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Zermatt


Go by night

Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

Go by night

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 5h
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 4h 47min
From Hamburg Germany To Basel SBB
Duration 10h
Day 2
From Basel SBB To Zürich Switzerland
Duration 56min
From Zürich Switzerland Via one change To Zermatt Switzerland
Duration 3h 12min
Zermatt Arriving in Zermatt

Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Zermatt

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.

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.

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?