Glacier Express scenic train

This is the famous scenic train link between St-Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland. It's a panoramic trip through the Alpine heartland of Switzerland, and a memorable way of traveling from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps.

The Glacier Express is included in your Eurail Pass from St-Moritz to Disentis. On the route from Disentis to Zermatt, pass holders get a 25% discount.

Glacier Express routes
Facilities and Services
Additional information


Glacier Express crossing viaduct

Glacier Express crossing viaduct

Panoramic windows in Glacier Express

Panoramic windows in Glacier Express

Glacier Express in winter

Glacier Express in winter

Seat in Glacier Express

Seat in Glacier Express

Glacier Express crossing high viaduct

Glacier Express crossing high viaduct

Glacier Express scenic train route


The train runs from St. Moritz to Zermatt and takes about 7,5 hours. It passes through 91 tunnels and crosses the 2033m high Oberalp Pass, as well 291 bridges.

Map with route of Glacier Express
The Glacier Express runs on the following route:
  • Zermatt - St. Moritz

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Audio system

  • Disabled facilities

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • Waiter service

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
Glacier Express logo Glacier Express

MGB logo MGBahn

RhB logo RhB

Additional information


Conditions for Eurail pass holders

Eurail passes including Switzerland are valid between St.Moritz and Disentis, but are not valid between Disentis and Zermatt. However, holders of a Eurail pass are entitled to a 25% discount on the additional tickets in this section. Seat reservation, or dining car reservation, at extra cost, is compulsory.


In order to obtain the 25% discount, you need to buy the ticket directly at the station.


Reservation fees in summer: 33CHF.
Reservation fees in winter: 13CHF.


Special features

The new 1st and 2nd class panorama cars are air-cushioned, air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible and are considerably quieter than the previous generation of rolling stocks. The new interiors are elegant and pleasant and the improved information system is available in six languages. The Glacier Express runs daily during Summer and Winter seasons and offers 1st and 2nd class coaches, panoramic coaches and a dining car.


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