Getting to the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

Free-ride on the race-weekend!
On the race-weekend from Friday to Sunday all participants (runners) are travelling for free on the following routes:
Brig–St.Niklaus–Zermatt (MGBahn), St. Niklaus–Grächen (Postal), Zermatt–Gornergrat (GGB) and ­Zermatt–Sunnegga (Zermatt Mountain Funicular).

The confirmation of registration which every runner gets about one week before the race via e-mail will allow you together with a valid identification to ride free from Thursday to Saturday from Zermatt and/or Brig/Visp to St. Niklaus to pick-up the starting numbers (race bib).

Since the basic tunnel of the Lötschberg (NLFA) is in service, the time of journey between Zurich and Visp was reduced to two hours. Zermatt is closer to whole Switzerland and can be reached without problems in one day.

The Zermatt Marathon is quickly and safely reached either by public transport (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, SBB) or by car. Zermatt/St. Niklaus is located at an altitude of 1,600 m in the south of Switzerland, only a few hours away from the international airports in Zurich-Kloten, Geneva and Milan, Italy. Getting to Zermatt/St. Niklaus is equally convenient from the west, north or south.

Persons arriving at Brig station have direct connections to the modern and comfortably equipped narrow-gauge trains of the MGBahn, which carry passengers on a ninety-minute journey through the wildly rugged, romantic Visp Valley to Zermatt (St. Niklaus in 50 minutes). The main road is open to traffic as far as Täsch (4.8 km from Zermatt). In Täsch, there are parking garages and public parking spaces available.

In the new Railway Station of Visp, paying covered car park places are at the disposal of the users of the railroad to Zermatt (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn - MGBahn).

In Täsch, apart from taxi vans there are also shuttle trains running every 20 minutes to Zermatt ( There is a heliport in Zermatt as well from where Air Zermatt operates.