Glacier Express

St. Moritz - Zermatt

Reaching new heights: Travel from the Engadin to the Matterhorn in 7 ½ hours. Or vice versa. There may be quicker ways of getting there – but none provides more pleasure than the Glacier Express.

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Virtual Tour

Glacier Express Teaser

Come and discover the Glacier Express on a virtual trip.

The world’s slowest express train is also the most famous – with stunning scenery and a remarkable array of railway engineering feats linking the Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt. The red and white train wends its way across no fewer than 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. But don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. Observation windows open up vistas of unique landscapes – for example, the Engadin with its traditional sgraffito-decorated dwellings, the Reichenau-Tamins meeting point of the upper and lower Rhine rivers, and the Domleschg valley with its 13th century Schloss Ortenstein and other countless castles. Other scenic highlights include the glorious Goms region, Disentis with its beautiful Benedictine monastery, the 400-metre deep Rhine Gorge and the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass. And of course the mighty Matterhorn. All in a spectacular setting of rugged rock faces, crystal-clear mountain lakes and unspoilt villages. Mentioning all the scenic sights would take us forever – so why not step aboard the Glacier Express and see foryourself?


St. Moritz - Zermatt or vice versa (travel duration 8.03 h)
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Excursion tips

St. Moritz and region

  • Leaning Tower – since the 12th century, landmark of St. Moritz. The tower is 33 metres high and leans 5.5 degrees
  • Corvatsch – highest-altitude mountain station in the eastern Alps (3303 metres); a paradise for skiers and hikers
  • Silsersee – take a trip on Europe’s highest- altitude navigable lake (1800 metres)

Chur and region

  • Brambrüesch – Chur’s “home mountain”, directly accessible from the city centre by aerial cableway
  • Rhine Gorge – between Ilanz and Reichenau, explore the “Grand Canyon of Switzerland” on foot, by bike or rafting boat


  • Zermatlantis – the fascinating history of Zermatt in the Matterhorn Museum
  • Gornergrat – at 3131 metres, views of the Matterhorn and 28 other 4000-metre peaks
  • Matterhorn glacier paradise – breathtaking views extend over Swiss, French and Italian Alpine peaks

Dining and Wining

Service at your seat.

Dish of the day (CHF 30)
3-course menu (CHF 43)


Compulsory for panorama trains (max. of 90 days in advance)

Reservation supplement summer CHF 33 
Reservation supplement winter CHF 13  

Reservation not required for regular scheduled services.

Did you know?

  • While travelling on the Glacier Express you can enjoy a 3-course menu or the dish of the day. Meals are prepared on board with the freshest ingredients.
  • Interesting route information is provided for passengers via headphones in six languages – English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian and German.

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