Glacier Express

From Zermatt to St. Moritz.

The slowest express train in the world: There’s so much to see on this journey that needs to be savoured slowly. This spectacular eight-hour journey in a red-white panoramic train takes you deep into the Alps, traverses 91 tunnels and crosses 291 bridges.

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Come and discover the Glacier Express on a virtual trip.

Starting in Zermatt, crowned by the world- famous summit of Matterhorn, you’ll head across the 2,033 m Oberalp Pass, before taking in the up to 400-m-deep Rhine Gorge and the 65-m-high Landwasser Viaduct, which is part of the Albula line and UNESCO World Heritage Property. Afterwards you pass the castle- dotted Domleschg Valley where Ortenstein Castle stands proud, and the Engadine with its traditional sgraffito houses. With its massive panoramic windows, the Glacier Express commands tremendous views of all the must-see landscapes and sights – should you so wish, we’ll even bring a freshly prepared meal directly to your seat.


Route: Zermatt–St. Moritz
Distance: 291 km
Duration: 8 h 03 min

Excursion tips

  • Matterhorn glacier paradise – view of French, Italian and Swiss peaks reaching almost 4,000 m
  • Gornergrat – view from 3,131 m of Matterhorn and 28 other four-thousanders
  • Rhine Gorge – explore the Swiss “Grand Canyon” (between Ilanz and Reichenau) on foot, by bike or raft
  • Lake Sils – Europe’s highest scheduled excursion boat at 1,800 m
  • Corvatsch – the highest mountain station in the Eastern Alps at 3,303 m – Paradise for skiers and hikers

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.


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