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Zermatt, Switzerland

How much does it cost to travel to Zermatt?

You should plan to spend around $231 (Sfr204) per day on your vacation in Zermatt. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $59 (Sfr52) on meals
  • $55 (Sfr49) on local transportation
  • $259 (Sfr230) on hotels

A one week trip to Zermatt for two people costs, on average, $3,227 (Sfr2,859). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Zermatt cost?

A one week trip to Zermatt usually costs around $1,614 (Sfr1,429) for one person and $3,227 (Sfr2,859) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Zermatt on average costs around $3,227 (Sfr2,859) for one person and $6,455 (Sfr5,717) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Zermatt will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Zermatt on average costs around $6,916 (Sfr6,126) for one person and $13,832 (Sfr12,252) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Zermatt has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Zermatt expensive to visit?

Prices in Zermatt are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Zermatt is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Lucerne or Como.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Zermatt Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Zermatt?

The average Zermatt trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Zermatt travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Sfr230 ($259)
Local Transportation 1 Sfr49 ($55)
Food 2 Sfr52 ($59)
Entertainment 1 Sfr51 ($58)
Alcohol 2 Sfr13 - 39 ($15 - 44)
Accommodation Budget in Zermatt
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Zermatt is $130 (Sfr115). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Zermatt is $259 (Sfr230). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Zermatt

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Zermatt based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $244. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Zermatt
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Zermatt is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $55 (Sfr49) per person, per day, on local transportation in Zermatt.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Zermatt
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Zermatt can vary, the average cost of food in Zermatt is $59 (Sfr52) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Zermatt should cost around $24 (Sfr21) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Zermatt is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Zermatt
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Zermatt typically cost an average of $58 (Sfr51) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Zermatt
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $29 (Sfr26) on alcoholic beverages in Zermatt per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Zermatt On a Budget
Zermatt The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland
Located at the foot of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a Swiss village best known for its skiing, climbing, and hiking opportunities. It has become a popular mountain resort town due to its location and also features a number of boutique shops, hotels, and restaurants that cater to the vacationers who come to enjoy the many winter activities of the Alps.
The Matterhorn of course steals the spotlight, its snow-covered peak towering above the little village. One of the tallest mountains in the Alps, it straddles the border of Italy and Switzerland and can be visited from either side. On the Swiss side, Zermatt is the main access point. Experienced mountaineers are permitted to climb to its peak for a fee of about 1200 CHF with a guide provided from Zermatt.

Monte Rosa and Breithorn are two other well-known peaks to climb. Breithorn is probably the easiest. Using the lifts "Furri" (1700 m), "Trockener Steg" (2800 m), and "kleines Matterhorn" (3883 m) you can reach the top of the little Matterhorn. From here there is a walking trail that leads to the top of Breithorn in approximately two hours.

Other highlights include a railway called the Gornergrat which climbs the mountain for a spectacular panorama, as well as the Matterhorn Museum which features equipment from the first climbing expedition. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the highest place in Europe and can be reached by cable car, while Gorner Gorge features a footpath across narrow bridges and steps as well as a fixed rope route guide visitors through the gorge.
The village of Zermatt, though densely fashioned, is geographically very small. There are three main streets which run along the banks of the river Vispa, and a number of cross-streets, especially around the station and the church which form the center of the village. Just about anywhere in the village is within a twenty minute walk. The main street is called Bahnhofstrasse and is lined with boutique shops, hotels, and restaurants, and also has a lively ski-related scene. The shops are mostly upscale luxury brands selling goods from outdoor equipment to Swiss watches, jewelry, and chocolate. While shopping and dining are the main activities in town, there are also public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.

other than skiing and snowboarding, winter sports like curling and ice skating are popular in Zermatt. The ski area of Zermatt reaches from the Rothorn over Gornergrad and the Theodulpass to the Italian villages of Breuil-Cervinia and Valtourneche. The village also has a number of ski schools with multi-lingual instructors and mountain guides for those seeking a chaperone for their winter sports. The best known of these schools is Zermatt Ski School - European Snowsport.

In warmer months, cycling through town is also common, as is mountain biking on the surrounding slopes. Most of the ski lifts allow visitors to carry on mountain bikes, though usually for an extra fee.

As many of Zermatt's hotels are on the pricier end of things, camping is also common for visitors looking to enjoy Switzerland's great outdoors. There is a camping area open in Zermatt during the summer months, as well as one in Tasch.
Food and Dining
While Zermatt is known for its skiing, it is also known for its high-standard cuisine. The Swiss resort town has one of the highest concentrations of gourmet restaurants than any other. With just about 100 restaurants (and over 50 in the mountains), the choices are endless. You might wish to dine at one of the elegant hotels with mountain views, or cozy up to a fireplace in one of the village restaurants. Zermatt has plenty of options for sampling authentic Alpine food. Any place is sure to have a selection of dishes featuring local meats and cheeses as well as wines-all amidst gorgeous mountain views.

When traveling to Zermatt, most tourists fly into Geneva, Zurich, or Milan Malpensa airports. Though Sion is the nearest airport, the flight schedule is very limited and so most visitors choose one of the other options. From the airports, Zermatt can be reached by hired car or by train.

Trains are probably the best way to reach the village, which run approximately every hour to Visp and then on to Brig. From Visp you can connect to the main Swiss Rail system with trains to Geneva (airport), Zurich (airport), and Basel. For more details on the schedule, see the Swiss Rail website.

Private cars can only drive as far as Tasch, and are not allowed in the village of Zermatt. The last 7 kilometers must be traveled by train or by taxi.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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