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

?


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: Eurail pass holders need an additional train ticket when travelling between Disentis and Zermatt as it is a private line. Pass holders are however entitled to a 25% discount.



Practical information


Reservations before travelling are mandatory.

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.

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

Italy-switzerland-paris-nice Hello, I will be travelling to Europe in December for 19 days with my wife. This is my route that i will be travelling (...)

Omkar G. | 15 November 2017 answered | 1 Comments
Glacier express We going to Austria and Switzerland in December 2017. I see that the AUSTRIA-SWISS pass include Glacier Express but it does not (...)

Pieter d. | 4 October 2017 answered | 0 Comments
Paris & switzerland trip Hi I am planning to visit Paris & Switzerland as per details below: 22 Sept Arrive Paris 23 to 25 Sept Paris 25 Sept Paris to (...)

Sandeep B. | 30 August 2017 answered | 2 Comments
How to buy tickets for seniors - savers pass for a couple We are a couple from Bangalore, visiting Switzerland and Germany for 20 days from 21st August to 8th September and would like to (...)

Avinash A. | 12 July 2017 answered | 0 Comments
Best pass/trains for travel between france, belgium and switzerland We arrive in Paris 25/09 for 5 days. We then travel to Lyon for 4 days and then have 2 days each in Carcassone, Bordeaux and St (...)

Lynette P. | 6 July 2017 answered | 6 Comments

Read all

Reviews & ratings