Gornergrat Bahn near Riffelsee Lake in summer

Priority Boarding

Be the first to board with the Priority Boarding Ticket

With your priority boarding ticket you can board the train before all the other passengers and get your seat with the best view of the Matterhorn on the journey. Book your priority boarding ticket in advance online and save yourself waiting time at the ticket office.

Where is the best place to sit on the Gornergrat Bahn?

The best seats for the journey upwards are on the right-hand side (looking upwards) of the train and from here you get a splendid view of the Matterhorn for almost all of the journey.

Priority boarding with the guaranteed very best view of the Matterhorn

With the priority boarding ticket you have admission to a special waiting area from which you can board the train 3 minutes earlier than the other passengers and choose exactly where you’d like to sit. Please make sure you are well on time at the valley station because the special boarding area will be closed 10 minutes before the train departs.

How much is priority boarding?

The surcharge for priority boarding depends on your boarding time.

For trains departing up to 12.00 midday the surcharge is CHF 10.00 and for trains departing after 12.00 midday it costs CHF 5.00. For children up to 6 years, accompanied by an adult, the priority boarding ticket is free.

Important information about the priority boarding ticket

  • The priority boarding ticket is available daily for all upwards journeys from Zermatt to the Gornergrat.

  • The special waiting area for priority boarding closes 10 minutes before the train departs, and your priority ticket will be invalid after that.

  • The priority boarding ticket guarantees you an exclusive 3 minutes to board the train and choose your preferred seat.

  • The priority boarding is only valid for your selected train (no refunds).

  • An exchange or refund on the MG Railway / Gornergrat not possible, except when there has been a technical fault. Only a limited number of priority tickets is available per train.

  • Please note that no particular seat is booked, but you can choose any seat you like.

for even more comfort
Book your priority boarding in advance online and save yourself queueing time at the ticket office and the turnstile.

Priority boarding for groups

Priority boarding is also possible for groups. For bookings, please contact our RailCentre on +41 (0) 848 642 442 or railcenter@gornergrat.ch

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