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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
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Waiter service

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Reservations

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:

Special features

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.