7th International Conference - Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy
TDLS 2011

How to get to Zermatt

Detailed instructions describing how to get to Zermatt may be found by accessing the Zermatt tourism web page at

Most of you will arrive in Zermatt by train. Here are some aids:

1. To get to Zermatt you must go through Visp Switzerland, unless you drive by car (Zermatt does not allow automobiles). Many Express or Intercity trains you take from one of the major airports in Europe go through Visp Switzerland. Direct tickets to Zermatt may be purchased at any railway station in Switzerland.

2. In Visp, you will have to change to the Cog Railway BVZ Zermatt-Bahn with trains between Visp and Zermatt. The one way trip is approximately one hour 20 minutes duration and these tickets (BVZ) may be purchased at the train station in Visp. The BVZ concise timetable may be found (in English, German, or French) at

3. Train schedules between major airports (for example: In Switzerland: Zurich, Basel (Bale) or Geneva (Genève) or in Germany: Frankfurt, in France: Paris, In Belgium: Brussels) and Visp may be investigated at the following websites:

If you arrive by car, you can drive to Tash and park there before taking a taxi shuttle to Zermatt.

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