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Getting to Sunnegga-Rothorn

The valley station of Sunnegga-Rothorn can be reached on foot from the rail station of Zermatt. A range of different mountain transportation types brings you to Sunnegga, Blauherd and Rothorn.

Getting to Zermatt and the Sunnegga valley station

Zermatt is car-free and can best be reached by train from Visp/Brig. Find more details here.

Once you’re in Zermatt, it’s a 10-minute walk across the town to the valley station, which is located within the mountains and accessible by a deep tunnel. There you’ll board the funicular to Sunnegga.

From Zermatt to Sunnegga, Blauherd and Rothorn

Several types of mountain transportation take you up:

  • From Zermatt to Sunnegga, you’ll make a 4-minute ride in a funicular inside the mountain.
  • From Sunnegga to Blauherd, gondolas are operational in summer and chairlift is operational in winter.
  • From Blauherd to Rothorn, you’ll be transported in a large cable car.

In total, the ride from the valley station to Rothorn takes about 20 minutes.

Dates of operation

All three lifts are operational from 3 December 2022 to 23 April 2023. There's a maintenance break from 24 April to late May 2023. 

The summer timetable for 2023 is as follows:

  • Sunnegga is accessible from 27 May to 31 October 2023.
  • Blauherd is accessible from 27 May to 8 October 2023.
  • Rothorn was accessible from 1 July to 8 October 2023.


Find schedules for your trip. The valley station is called ‘Zermatt (Talstation Sunnegga)’. The mountain stations are referred to as ‘Sunnegga’, ‘Blauherd’ and ‘Rothorn VS’.

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