Aussicht aus Zug Gornergrat Bahn

Priority Boarding

Exclusive Access for the Best View of the Matterhorn

With Priority Boarding, you gain access to an exclusive waiting area, allowing you to board the train 3 minutes ahead of other passengers and choose your preferred seat. During the ascent, the seats on the right side offer the best panoramic view of the majestic Matterhorn, providing an almost uninterrupted spectacle throughout the journey.

Book your priority boarding in advance online and save yourself queueing time at the turnstile.

How does it work, and what is the cost?

Priority Boarding is exclusively available for the Zermatt-Gornergrat journey. Please arrive on time at the valley station and use the designated "Priority Boarding" entrance on the far right at the turnstile. Open the turnstile using the QR code on your Priority Boarding voucher. Then, use your train ticket to open the second barrier. Note that access to the waiting area closes 10 minutes before departure.

The Priority Boarding surcharge is CHF 7.00 per person. For children up to 6 years old accompanied by an adult, Priority Boarding is free of charge.


The easiest way to book your Priority Boarding is to do so directly along with your ticket:

If you already have a ticket for the Gornergrat Bahn, you can also purchase Priority Boarding separately:

Priority Boarding Gornergrat Bahn in Zermatt

Important information about the priority boarding ticket

Waiting area & boarding
Seat reservation
Exchange and refund

Priority boarding for groups

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

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