The impressive journey on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt through the Swiss Alps leaves lasting memories and offers unforgettable highlights from start to finish. In St. Moritz you experience the fascinating world of the rich and famous, while in Zermatt the imposing Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world, makes an impression.
Panoramic journey over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels
The “slowest express train in the world” takes you from Zermatt to St. Moritz in around eight hours. The journey takes you over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, along untouched landscapes and deep ravines up to the Oberalp Pass at an altitude of 2033 meters. You travel from Valais to the Engadin in an indescribably beautiful way.
Starting in St. Moritz, the train winds its way picturesquely through the Albula Valley. The journey takes you through the imposing Rhine Gorge, also known as the “Grand Canyon of Switzerland”.
On the Oberalp Pass, which marks the highest point of the route at 2033 meters above sea level, a breathtaking view awaits you.
The ride then takes you downhill through Andermatt and Fiesch in idyllic Goms. The destination draws closer and soon the majestic sight of the Matterhorn opens up before your eyes.
- Zermatt with a view of the Matterhorn
- Panoramic trip through the Rhine Gorge
- Oberalp Pass at 2,033 m
- Ride on the Albula line
- Engadine lake landscape and St. Moritz
The Glacier Express offers a journey for the senses, from the Engadin to the Matterhorn. On its relaxed journey from glittering St. Moritz to no less glamorous Zermatt, the Glacier Express delights passengers with scenic attractions and technical masterpieces. With its roof-high panoramic windows, the Glacier Express offers a clear view of unique landscapes.
In 1st class, the Glacier Express offers 36 comfortable seats (12 x 3-seater compartment, center-aisle carriage) with table, air conditioning and information channel.
Comfortable, air-suspended seats and an elegant design allow you to enjoy the journey in comfort. Route information is provided in 6 languages via headphones.
The Glacier Express trains run from mid-December to the end of October according to the winter or summer timetable (no travel when there is a risk of avalanches). Seat reservations are compulsory for the Glacier Express and must be paid for in full (except for children under the age of 6, who are not entitled to a seat).
3-course menu with wine accompaniment
To make your travel experience complete, you have the option of ordering either the delicious 3-course menu or a daily special. Because traveling whets the appetite, and on the “slowest express train in the world” everything is thought of.
The delicious regional dishes are freshly prepared in the train kitchen and served directly to your seat. A variety of drinks, served either in the panorama bar or from the service car directly at your seat, rounds off the Glacier Express experience.
To keep the memory of your journey alive, you can order small souvenirs such as the original Glacier Express slanted glass directly on the train.
Video Glacier Express luxury train in the Swiss Alps
Video Glacier Express 1st class very comfortable – St. Moritz to Zermatt