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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
19h

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Traveling from Stockholm to Zermatt by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Copenhagen, Hamburg, Basel and Visp on the way.

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

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Hamburg train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Basel Switzerland
Basel

Have a late lunch and switch trains in Basel.

Basel Switzerland
Visp Switzerland
Visp Switzerland
Zermatt Switzerland
Zermatt

Arrive at your final destination, Zermatt.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of 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 36min
From Hamburg Germany To Basel Switzerland
Duration 10h
Day 2
From Basel Switzerland To Visp Switzerland
Duration 2h
From Visp Switzerland To Zermatt Switzerland
Duration 1h 10min
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. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

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.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

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?