Holidays To Andermatt - Central Switzerland

The village at the crossroads of the Alps

Andermatt is a beautiful alpine village located in the Ursern Valley at 1,444m above sea level. The region is geographically very important, thanks to the Gotthard, Furka and Oberalp Passes which allow travellers to cross the Alps. The famous Devil's Bridge across the Schöllenen Gorge is also close at hand (the notorious original version was the subject of many dramatic Turner paintings). The village has a traditional feel, with plenty of chalet style buildings and the nostalgia is continued with the jaunty horse drawn carriage rides which you can enjoy in Andermatt and the surrounding villages. You could head out to one of the villages such as Hospental, Realp or Göschenen for a leisurely lunch and a mountain walk. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Andermatt Visitor Card during the summer months, with free or discounted entry to local attractions.

A fabulous way to enjoy more of the the ingenious alpine passes is by rail. The Glacier Express scenic rail journey calls at Andermatt, so you could take a day trip to historic Brig, or enjoy a ride on the Furka steam railway.

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What to see and do

There is plenty to explore in this alpine world. You could take the two stage cable car journey from Intschi to Arnisee - an idyllic lake on a sunny mountain plateau, surrounded by trees and meadows. From Sedrun there is the nostalgic cable car to Tgom, with its charming alpine landscape, walking trails and superb panoramic views. Indeed, walking opportunities are plentiful across the region, often with themed trails such as the path which follows the Gotthard railway line.

There are beautiful quartz crystals to be seen glinting in the crevasses around Gotthard and further examples at the Sasso San Gottardo underground museum. The Furka Line Steam Train is a must do while you are in the area. The carefully restored vintage trains travel from Realp to Oberwald on the historic Furka line, with all its dramatic scenery, tunnels and bridges. The train stops for passengers to enjoy the views at 2,160m and further on you'll see the spectacular sight of the Rhone Glacier, appearing between snow-capped mountains.

Please click here for our summary of the best the wider Lake Lucerne region has to offer.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are a number of day trips you can undertake from Andermatt to visit a UNESCO site. The Aletsch Arena offers phenomenal natural views and you can see the origins of the Alps at the Sardona Tectonic Area. There's fascinating medieval history at the Castles of Bellinzona. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.

Explore the region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Tell Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! If you are planning to travel further afield, you might consider the Swiss Travel Pass as an alternative. We will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Scenic rail holidays from Andermatt

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.

Andermatt lies at the heart of two of Switzerland's finest scenic journeys. You can take the Gotthard Panorama Express south to Lugano or north to Lucerne. You can also join the famous Glacier Express for Zermatt or St. Moritz. 

If you prefer to be based solely in Andermatt, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200

How to get to Andermatt

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Andermatt holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Arth-Goldau > Göschenen > Andermatt with a transfer time of around 2 hours 20 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Not recommended due to a minimum transfer time of 5 hours.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Göschenen > Andermatt with a transfer time of around 3 hours.


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Andermatt Guest Card

Available June-October, the Card offers a variety of free or discounted local attractions. The Card is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. More details...

Planning your holiday 2024

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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