Valais is one of those easy-to-get-to places whether you are coming by plane, train or car.

By plane

The nearest international airport is Sion which is in the heart of Valais. Sion is largely served by regional airlines but is getting more popular with carrriers as it means transfers to most of Valai's 52 ski resorts are under an hour.

  • Helvetic Airways
  • Air Glaciers
  • Swiss
Millan Malpensa46km
Milan Linate115km

By car

From within Switzerland, pick up the A9 motorway that runs from Lausanne taking you along the side of Lake Geneva. Depending on where you are visiting in Valais, once you reach Martigny, you can be at most of the ski resorts in under an hour. The northern canton resorts such as Zermatt and those on the Aletsch glacier will take around 90 minutes. at

Driving distances to Sion...

  • 132km - Chamonix
  • 157km - Lausanne
  • 176km - Zurich
  • 189km - Fribourg

By train

Within Switzerland, there are direct connections to Sion, approximately every 30 minutes, from...

  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Geneva/airport
  • Lausanne
  • Zurich/airport

Once at Sion, you may need to change trains to reach your chosen destination. Further train information can be found at