Gornergrat Bahn - Matterhorn


Home > Summer > Special Offers > Early Bird

Early Bird Ticket

The summer of 2020 is absolutely about taking a holiday in Switzerland. Discover our home country from a new perspective. Or tick experiences off your bucket list and visit places you’ve always wanted to go to. 

Book earlier and enjoy looking forward to the upcoming excursion for longer. With the Early Bird Ticket on the Gornergrat Bahn, your wallet will also wear a smile. 

Early Bird Ticket from CHF 35.70

The Early Bird Ticket is valid in the summer months for the return journey to the Gornergrat.


Up to 30 days before you start you will receive your 30% discount on the regular price.


The Early Bird...

... saves on his ticket. If you book your ticket 30 days before travelling, you will save 30% on the normal ticket price. 

Enjoy an excursion to Zermatt and the Gornergrat. Combine your day, for example, by hiking and having a picnic al fresco. Let the tranquility of nature soak into you and let your gaze wander over the great ‘mountain of mountains’ and its surrounding peaks. 

Prices Early Bird Ticket

Periodwith reduction (Swiss Travel Pass, Half Fare Card, etc.) without reduction
August CHF 41.30 instead of 59.00 CHF 82.60 instead of 118.00
September & October CHF 35.70 instead of 51.00 CHF 71.40 instead of 102.00

Booking period: at least 30 days before the date of travel. Early Bird tickets cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded.

Our hiking tips - 3 less-frequented hikes

With our hiking tips, you can set off into the perfect natural surroundings of Zermatt without encountering large crowds. Appreciate the silence of nature – this will help you to switch off and recharge your batteries. 

Path of Silence

The path of silence leads - as the name already says - to a little known area of Zermatt. From the Gornergrat, you hike through stony terrain towards Gant down to the Grünsee lake. The lake shore invites you to a picnic with a view. Alternatively, you can stop at the Mountain Lodge "Ze Seewjinu" instead of eating from your rucksack. After a refreshment, the path through the Swiss stone pine forest to the Riffelalp station is a piece of cake. 

Riffelalp circular hike

After the excursion to the Gornergrat, make a stop at Riffelalp. The approximately one-hour circular hike lets you lose yourself in the Swiss stone pine forest above Zermatt. On the way back, you will experience a new, but no less fascinating, view from Riffelalp to the Matterhorn. 

Hike Riffelalp - Zermatt

To round off your day on the Gornergrat, the Riffelalp Trail is an ideal hike to stretch your legs. It takes about 1.5 hours and offers numerous refreshment stops along the way. From the Riffelalp station you can reach the lower Riffelalp via the Riffelalp Resort. Shortly before Furi, the route branches off to the right and leads you back to Zermatt.