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.

Aarau Zurich 00:25 ₹ 2,050
Zurich Uzwil 00:49 ₹ 2,208
Zurich Wil 00:42 ₹ 2,050
Geneva Yverdon 00:44 ₹ 2,523
Biel Geneva 01:23 ₹ 3,627
Morges Geneva 00:27 ₹ 2,523
St Gallen Geneva 03:54 ₹ 6,861
Solothurn Geneva 01:43 ₹ 4,022
Basel Morges 02:15 ₹ 4,416
Basel Grenchen 00:57 ₹ 2,129
Brugg Basel 01:10 ₹ 1,183
Basel Nyon 02:29 ₹ 4,810
Arth Goldau Basel 01:41 ₹ 3,312
Rheinfelden Basel 00:20 ₹ 394
Basel Delemont 00:34 ₹ 1,656
Bellinzona Basel 03:19 ₹ 5,205
Basel Frick 00:46 ₹ 789
Lausanne Biel 00:58 ₹ 2,839
Lausanne Olten 01:33 ₹ 4,101
St Gallen Lausanne 03:27 ₹ 7,097
Yverdon Lausanne 00:22 ₹ 1,656

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 boarding

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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