Intro

The journey in what has been dubbed the world’s slowest express train takes travellers across the Alps within roughly eight hours, passing through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges.

The Glacier Express offers a journey for the senses – from Engadine right to the Matterhorn. On its relaxing drive from dazzling St. Moritz to equally sophisticated Zermatt, the Glacier Express delights travellers with scenic attractions and technical state-of-the-art achievements. With its overhight panoramic windows, the Glacier Express opens up unobstructed views of unique landscapes.

Excellence Class

A rail journey through the Swiss Alps has never been so luxurious. With guaranteed window seats, an exclusive bar, on-board entertainment, a concierge service and personal travel guides, the Glacier Express Excellence Class is setting new standards. The journey between St. Moritz and Zermatt is a feast for the senses: while the spectacular landscape passes by outside, guests are served champagne and amuse-bouches – followed by an exquisite five-course meal with accompanying wine.

With this new service, the Glacier Express offers one of the most exclusive rolling touristic highlights in Switzerland. Reservations for the most sought-after seats in Switzerland can be booked at glacierexpress.ch.

Facts Glacier Express

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

Excursion tips

  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise – a view of French, Italian and Swiss mountain giants from a vantage point of almost 4000 m
  • Gornergrat – a view onto the Matterhorn and 28 other four-thousand-meter-peaks from a vantage point of 3131 m
  • Rhine Gorge – Exploring the «Grand Canyon» of Switzerland between Ilanz and Reichenau on foot, by bike or by rafting boat
  • Lake Sils – at 1800 m, Europe’s highest altitude regular scheduled passenger boat service
  • Corvatsch – the eastern Alpine region’s highest altitude summit station at 3303 m. A paradise for skiers and hikers

Food & Beverages

  • 1st and 2nd class: lunch served at the seat, three-course meal CHF 49, daily menu CHF 36, à la carte options
  • Excellence Class: Champagne and aperitif platter, 5-course-menu with wine accompaniment, soft drinks, mineral and coffee included

Timetable

Summer and winter timetable panoramic trains

Ticket

This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travel card.
Book Swiss Travel System tickets

Reservation

Apart from a valid ticket, a seat reservation is required (max. 90 days in advance).
In addition, the train is subject to surcharge:

  • Long section: CHF 49
  • Short section*: CHF 44
  • Excellence Class: CHF 470 on 1st class ticket

*short sections are: 

  • St. Moritz – Chur – St. Moritz
  • Chur – Andermatt – Chur
  • Andermatt – Brig – Andermatt
  • Brig – Zermatt – Brig

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Please note that no dogs are permettied onboard the Glacier Express and that only one piece of luggage is allowed per person.

Brochure

Fascinating and comprehensive information around the Glacier Express, featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here:
PDF brochure

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Contact

Railservice Glacier Express
Bahnhofstrasse 25
7000  Chur
Switzerland

info@glacierexpress.ch
glacierexpress.ch
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