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What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

We are picking up a hire car from the Airport and driving to Zermatt
for a week and wondered what the best route is;

The hotel recommend taking the car train at Kandersteg.
The route maps recommend staying on the A12 and go around the mountains.

Interested in the correct answer?

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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

I don't know the best route to drive.

However, cars are not allowed in Zermatt so you will have to park your car in the last town before zermatt and take a train.
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

Sure, we are parking the car in Tasch when we arrive.

I have always taken the train from Geneva before
but there are no direct flights from Miami to Geneva
and felt like driving for a change as would like
to visit some other towns on the way back to Zurich
from the south.
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

Are you sure that the train wouldn't be better? From Zurich airport to Zermatt is between 4 hours 10 minutes and 4 hours 45 minutes, passing by some great scenery and without the hassles involved in driving. After all, you'll have to take the train for the last few kms anyway.
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

Kandersteg is the best route by far; I've done Zermatt a good few times. It's a long drive to Täsch - make sure you know when the last train up is...

And watch Red Planet for your full enjoyment of Johnny Cabs
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Old 29.11.2006, 18:23
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

Thanks. Sounds more fun too...
I was hoping to take a JohnnyCab from Tasch to the Hotel -
Is this not possible?
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

yes or indeed you could walk if your energy levels are high and your luggage levels are low - depends which end of town you'll be staying in.
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Re: What is the quickest route from Zurich to Zermatt?

Travelling light as we posted our kit to the hotel
in advance! Only cost $15 from here...

Staying in Hotel Alex (behind the station) for the
first time... Previously stayed at the Alpenhof which
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