Glacier Express

Glacier Express
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Key features

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

Glacier Express

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

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.

Zurich Wil 00:42 HK$237
Zurich Uzwil 00:49 HK$255
Zurich Aarau 00:23 HK$237
St Gallen Geneva 03:54 HK$793
Geneva Solothurn 01:41 HK$465
Geneva Yverdon 00:44 HK$292
Biel Geneva 01:23 HK$419
Geneva Morges 00:26 HK$201
Basel Nyon 02:29 HK$556
Arth Goldau Basel 01:41 HK$383
Basel Delemont 00:34 HK$191
Bellinzona Basel 03:19 HK$602
Basel Morges 02:15 HK$511
Basel Brugg 01:10 HK$137
Basel Grenchen 00:57 HK$246
Frick Basel 00:48 HK$91
Basel Rheinfelden 00:18 HK$46
Lausanne Biel 00:58 HK$328
Yverdon Lausanne 00:22 HK$191
Olten Lausanne 01:35 HK$474
Lausanne St Gallen 03:30 HK$821

Booking and printing options

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.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

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

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

The Chur railway station is one of the most important railway station of the Rhaetian Railway. Parts of the railway station have been recently renovated and the railway station offers modern facilities. The Glacier Express is one the many trains to call in at the Chur railway station.

Reservations before travelling are mandatory.


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.

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