Valley station, Sunnegga-Rothorn

The Sunnegga-Rothorn valley station lies about 10 minutes’ walk from Zermatt railway station. A tunnel leads deep into the mountain to the funicular station.

360° Panorama

The Sunnegga-Rothorn valley station (1,620 m) lies beside the Vispa, the river that flows through Zermatt. The ticket counter area is located by the entrance of a long tunnel fitted with electronic information panels. Since 1980, a funicular has carried Swiss and foreign guests up to Sunnegga. In former days the area had a walkers’ lift and then a chairlift; the funicular was Switzerland’s first to run entirely underground. The funicular was fully renovated in 2013, and now has a capacity of 2,550 passengers per hour. The ride takes 3 minutes.

A ride for outdoor activities and excursions
In summer, the Sunnegga funicular carries hikers, mountain bikers and other visitors up to the heights. Among the special experiences on offer is the thrilling kickbike ride from Sunnegga back down to Zermatt. Paraglider pilots also use the trains. In winter, skiers and snowboarders make up the bulk of passengers – but leisure visitors, sun-worshippers, winter walkers and snowshoe hikers ride the blue carriages, too.

All year

  • Station for electric buses and taxis


  • Peak Pass
  • Mountain bike deals
  • Mountain bike transport
  • Kickbikes
  • Sunrise trips
  • Early rides for hikers
  • Other offers


  • Moonlit descents (on skis, bookable offer)
  • Rides on piste-grooming machines in the evening (bookable offer)
  • Other offers
  • Rental of ski and sports equipment from two suppliers close by



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