Getting to Grimentz-Zinal

Geneva Airport is the closest international airport to Grimentz-Zinal with transfer times of around 2 hours 20 minutes by road or about 2 hours by rail to Sierre-Siders then a further 45-60 mins transfer by taxi or bus from Sierre to the resorts. Be aware that taxi services are relatively expensive.

Nearest Airports to Grimentz-Zinal

Geneva Airport is the nearest international airport to Grimentz and will be the easiest option for many travellers with numerous flights throughout the day and fast road (2 hours 20 minutes) and rail transfers following the same scenic route along the northern shores of Lac Leman, the Rhone Valley to Sierre Siders. Alternative international airports include Bern, Milan-Malpensa and Zurich and the regional airport at Sion is the closest to Val d’Annivers with a restricted choice of airlines and flight times and charter airline flights mostly.

Geneva International Airport 200 km / 2 hours 20 mins
Bern Airport 201km / 2 hours 35 mins
Milan Malpensa Airport 215 km / 3 hours 30 mins
Zurich Airport 315km / 3 hours 40 mins
Sion Regional Airport  45km / 1 hour

Distances and times shown are for driving from the airports to Grimentz; allow an extra 6km and 10 minutes for the journey to Zinal.

Airport Transfers to Grimentz-Zinal

Transfer options from Geneva include fast connections by road (2 hours and 20 minutes) or train direct from Geneva Airport to Sierre-Siders (2 hours) then either a taxi or local Postbus service (60 minutes) from Sierre. Local taxi services are expensive so self-drive is both easier and cheaper if you also want to ski St-Luc Chandolin and Vercorin.

If flying to Sion Regional Airport, there is a bus service from the airport to Sion rail station then just a one-stop train journey to Sierre-Siders. The journey from Sion airport to Sierre-Siders takes around 30-40 minutes. Change at Sierre-Siders for the local Postbus service via Vissoie which takes 45-60 minutes to Grimentz-Zinal depending on connections.

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Getting from Geneva Airport to Grimentz-Zinal by Rail

Sierre-Siders, the closest train station to the Val d’Anniviers, is just a 50-minute drive to Grimentz or 1 hour to Zinal.

From Geneva Airport to Sierre-Siders is a scenic 2-hour journey (direction Brig) via Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, Aigle, St-Maurice, Martigny and Sion to Sierre-Siders. Two trains depart every hour from Geneva Airport from around 5:00 am until 10:00 pm.

Getting to Grimentz-Zinal by Rail from Geneva ©

Getting to Grimentz-Zinal by Rail from Geneva ©

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Getting from Sion Airport to Grimentz-Zinal by Public Transport

There is a regular bus service from Sion Airport to Sion train station, then a one-stop train journey from Sion to Sierre-Siders (30-40 minutes), change again at Sierre-Siders for the Postbus line 451 to Vissoie, where you will need to change again for local bus services to Grimentz (line 452) or Zinal (line 453).

Local Swiss Postbus Services

An efficient bus service runs throughout the day from Sierre-Siders (Line 451) to the main bus station at Vissoie; change there for Line 452 for Grimentz or Line 453 for Zinal. The bus connections at Vissoie typically operate with Swiss efficiency. Still, if you do have to wait, the Café des Alpes (opposite the bus station) is welcoming and open until 7 pm Monday to Saturday.

Line 451 Sierre to Vissoie
Line 452 Vissoie to Grimentz *
Line 453 Vissoie to Zinal *
Line 454 Vissoie to St-Luc and Chandolin *

* Free local bus service for visitors.

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Val d'Anniviers Local Bus Service Hub Vissoie ©

Val d’Anniviers Local Bus Service Hub Vissoie ©

Local Taxi Services

Local taxi services on twisty mountain roads are relatively expensive, especially if travelling alone, so expect to pay around £100-130 for a taxi from Sierre to Grimentz and £10 more to Zinal.

Taxi Anniviers Tel: +41 79 628 61 11
Taxi Sierre Tel: +41 78 656 39 38
Taxi Sierre 3960 Tel: +41 76 418 39 60
Taxi Sierre Imperial Tel: +41 27 456 39 68

Driving to Grimentz-Zinal

Driving to Grimentz-Zinal from Geneva Airport

The motorway route from Geneva Airport to Val d’Anniviers is an easy scenic drive along the north shore of Lac Leman past Lausanne, Martigny and Sion as far as Sierre (173km / 1 hour 50 mins)., then take exit 29-Sierre-Est and follow Route d’Anniviers to Val d’Anniviers.

From Sierre to Grimentz-Zinal is around a 30-40 minutes (20-24km) drive and once you leave the Rhone Valley at Sierre, on winding mountain roads with steep drop-offs as well as stunning scenery so and take extra care when driving at night and especially in winter.

Driving to Grimentz-Zinal in Val d'Anniviers ©

Driving to Grimentz-Zinal in Val d’Anniviers ©

Driving distances to Grimentz-Zinal

London to Grimentz 1,050 km 12 hours
Calais to Grimentz 880 km 8 hours 50 mins
Paris to Grimentz 650 km 7 hours 15 mins
Frankfurt to Grimentz 610 km 6 hours 10 mins
Geneva to Grimentz 200 km 2 hours 20 mins
Zurich to Grimentz 315 km 3 hours 40 mins

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