Glacier Express

Glacier Express

Glacier Express. Great viaducts & alpine scenery from St Moritz to east and west part of the Swiss Alps.

  • Zermatt - St Moritz: 08:06
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Scenic trains
  • Unique travel experience
  • Panoramic route

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Glacier Express in the Vally Albulatal near Preda, Graubünden

Overview

Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is a scenic train offering a panoramic trip through the Alps in Switzerland. From the eastern to western Swiss Alps the views are amazing. The Glacier Express travels through 91 tunnels, over 291 bridges and along 2 km on the Oberalp Pass (2,044 metre-high). Main stations on the route are Zermatt, Brig, Andermatt, Chur, Davos and St. Moritz. The Glacier Express operates all year round. However in winter there are less services.

Important: The route between Disentis and Zermatt is privately owned. You will need an additional ticket even if you have a Eurail pass which includes Switzerland. However you will be entitled to a 25% discount on the additional ticket.



Customer feedback Truly spectacular
« We loved this section of our train travel through Europe. The only hiccup was an extra fee as one section of the trip was through a different company and our tickets »


Practical information


You must make a reservation to book a seat on the Glacier Express.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Glacier Express tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
The Glacier Express offers passengers both first and second class seating. Panoramic first class has 36 seats with oversized windows showing off the wonderful views. In Panoramic second class the views are just as special but there are 48 seats in the compartment. Both classes benefit from a recorded tour about the sights you can see along the route, described in German, English, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Glacier Express
First classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.First classSecond class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Panoramic cars Large windows offering panoramic view of the stunning landscape.

Travel forum

From our travel community

Chur to zermatt (glacier express) and then going to milan Hello, I'm interested in taking the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt on 11th Dec 2016, I'm aware that it will not be (...)

Prateek R. | 10 de ochobre de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Zurich-paris-london- zurich We will fly to Zurich in September. We plan to stay at Luzern, and take Glacier express and Bernina express. Then we will go to (...)

Jill Z. | 29 de xunu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
3 country select pass require additional fee for visp to zermatt? Will a 3 Country Pass - SPAIN, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND cover the journey from Visp to Zermatt (NOT the Glacier Express) for one of the (...)

Cathryn R. | 23 de marzu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
I have purchased a eurail global pass. can i use that to travel on the glacier express? I have purchased a Eurail Global Pass. Can I use that to travel on the Glacier Express?

Christopher B. | 16 de marzu de 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Book glacier express brig to chur in conjunction with eurorail pass Hi We are travelling Switzerland in May and want to use a rail pass as we are travelling Basel to Grindelwald on the 7th, then we (...)

Gary C. | 6 de marzu de 2016 answered | 4 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

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    Truly spectacular |
    "We loved this section of our train travel through Europe. The only hiccup was an extra fee as one section of the trip was through a different company and our tickets "