Glacier Express scenic train

Glacier Express crossing valley

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 journey lasts 7:30 hours. It passes through 91 tunnels and crosses 291 bridges and the 2033 m high Oberalp Pass.

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Glacier Express routes
Facilities and Services
Additional information

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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

 
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.

 

More info at www.glacierexpress.ch.

 

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