How to get to Riederalp

Airport distances

Millan Malpensa163km

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

By plane

The nearest international airport is Sion which is only 62km away and takes around 40 minutes to drive to the resort base lift station. Sion is largely served by regional airlines but is getting more popular with carrriers.

From December 2018, a new airline PowdAir, is due to commence services to Sion from 8 UK aiports during the winter ski season. Other carriers that service the airport include...

  • Helvetic Airways
  • Air Glaciers
  • Swiss

By car

From within Switzerland, pick up the A9 motorway that runs from Lausanne taking you along the side of Lake Geneva. Head towards Visp passing Montreux, Martigny and Sion on the way. Once at Visp, its 18kms to the base cable car station where you need to leave your car as Riederalp is a car free village.

Driving distances...

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

By train

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

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

Once at Brig, you need to change to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGBahn) train and take this to Mörel. The train station at Betten is also the base station for the cable car up to Riederalp . Train information can be found at