Embark on an extraordinary adventure aboard the renowned Glacier Express, known as one of the world’s most scenic train rides. Traverse the majestic Alps (an eight hours ride), and marvel at the views as you pass 91 tunnels and 291 bridges along the way.
From picturesque Engadine to the iconic Matterhorn, this journey captivates the senses with breathtaking scenery and cutting-edge engineering. Through its panoramic windows, the Glacier Express unveils uninterrupted vistas of unparalleled landscapes.
Zermatt – St. Moritz or vice versa
2,033 meters (6,670 feet) above sea level
8 hours 03 minutes
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
From CHF 73.00. Children under 6 years: free Children from 6 to 16 years: 50% discount
2nd, 1st and Excellence Class
The Glacier Express covers a distance of approximately 290 kilometers (180 miles) from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Starting in Zermatt, the train passes through Visp and Brig before ascending to the picturesque village of Andermatt. The journey reaches its highest point at the Oberalp Pass, offering breathtaking mountain views. Descending into the Rhine Valley, the train stops at Disentis/Mustér, Chur, Thusis, and Filisur with its iconic Landwasser Viaduct. Finally, the journey concludes in the glamorous mountain resort town of St. Moritz.
- 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 and beverage
Along the route, passengers have the opportunity to savor delicious Swiss cuisine. From Swiss cheese specialties to traditional alpine dishes, the gastronomic delights on the Glacier Express add a flavorful touch to the journey.
- Food served at passenger’s seat
- 1st and 2nd class: Dish of the day (CHF 34) / 3-course menu (CHF 47) / à la carte
- Catering is available on the panorama trains and can be booked together with seat reservation
Best season to travel
Carefully noted that between mid-October and mid-December, there are no trains due to maintainance and upgrade.
Each season aboard the Glacier Express offers a distinct landscape experience and its own enchanting beauty. In winter, visitors can revel in the stunning snow-capped mountains, adding an extra touch of magic to the journey. However, for clear views and nearly guaranteed breathtaking vistas, the trip is best taken in spring. During autumn, particularly in late September to early October, the scenery comes alive with glorious colors. Golden larches and vibrant red bushes create a mesmerizing and cozy ambiance that captivates the senses.