Glacier Express scenic train
This is the famous scenic train link between St-Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland. It's a panoramic trip through the Alpine heartland of Switzerland, and a memorable way of traveling from the eastern to the western Swiss Alps.
The Glacier Express is fully included in your Eurail Pass.
Glacier Express scenic train route
The train runs from St. Moritz to Zermatt and takes about 7,5 hours. It passes through 91 tunnels and crosses the 2033m high Oberalp Pass, as well 291 bridges.
The Glacier Express runs on the following route:
- Zermatt - St. Moritz
Facilities and services
- Air conditioning
- Audio system
- Disabled facilities
- Power sockets
- Waiter service
Facilities may differ per train and route.
Conditions for Eurail Pass holders
Eurail Passes including Switzerland are valid on the entire route from St.Moritz to Zermatt. Seat reservations, or dining car reservations at extra costs, are compulsory.
Reservation fees in low season (15 december 2019 - 5 May 2020): 23 - 33 CHF
Reservation fees in high season (9 May 2020 - 11 October 2020): 33 - 43 CHF
The cost of your reservation depends on the length of the route. For all other reservation costs, like dining car reservations, and booking your seat reservation, check the website of the Glacier Express.
Reservations can be made through:
the Rail Planner App
the Glacier Express website. Under 'Reduction', select the option 'Eurailpass'.
The new 1st and 2nd class panorama cars are air-cushioned, air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible and are considerably quieter than the previous generation of rolling stocks. The new interiors are elegant and pleasant and the improved information system is available in six languages. The Glacier Express runs daily during Summer and Winter seasons and offers 1st and 2nd class coaches, panoramic coaches and a dining car.