The world’s slowest express train is also the most famous – with its stunning scenery and remarkable array of railway engineering feats linking the fashionable Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt. The red and white train winds its way through no fewer than 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. But don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. Observation carriages open up vistas of unique landscapes – for example, the 400-metre deep Rhine Gorge, the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass and of course the mighty Matterhorn in Zermatt. All in a spectacular setting of rugged cliff faces, crystal-clear mountain lakes and unspoilt villages. Mentioning all the fascinating sights would take us forever – so why not step aboard the Glacier Express and see for yourself?
RouteZermatt- St. Moritz (travel time 7.45 hours)
St. Moritz and regionThe name St. Moritz always evokes many expectations – but a cruise at 1800 metres isn’t usually one of them. The 40-minute trip on Lake Sils is Europe’s highest-altitude cruise.
Lakes, forests, glaciers – and at their centre the Corvatsch (3303 metres), the highest peak in the Upper Engadine ski region. Take the trip to the summit with the aerial cableway.
Chur and regionA raging river, white limestone cliffs, vast forests – these are the natural wonders making up one of Switzerland’s most spectacular sights. The Rhine Gorge can be explored on foot or even by Rhaetian Railway.
ZermattClimb aboard the cogwheel railway up to the 3131-metre Gornergrat and you can marvel at the Matterhorn up close. Not only that – this iconic peak is flanked by no fewer than 28 other 4000-metre summits!
Europe’s highest-altitude aerial cableway takes you to the Klein Matterhorn. Stand on the Matterhorn glacier paradise observation platform at 3883 metres and marvel at a majestic world of snow.
Dining and Wining
Service at your seat.
Dish of the day (CHF 30/EUR 25)
3-course menu (CHF 43/EUR 35.50)
ReservationCompulsory for panorama trains (max. of 90 days in advance)
Reservation supplement summer CHF 33/EUR 27.50
Reservation supplement winter CHF 13/EUR 10
Reservation not required for regular scheduled services.
Did you know...
that the Glacier Express offers not only a feast for the eyes but also pleasures for the palate? Choose from the dish of the day or 3-course menu – enjoying delicious culinary creations served at your seat.