Glacier Express

From Zermatt to St. Moritz

Map Glacier Express

The journey in what has been dubbed the world’s slowest express train takes travellers across the Alps within roughly eight hours, passing through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges.

The Glacier Express offers a journey for the senses – from Engadine right to the Matterhorn. On its relaxing drive from dazzling St. Moritz to equally sophisticated Zermatt, the Glacier Express delights travellers with scenic attractions and technical state-of-the-art achievements.

With its oversized panoramic windows, the Glacier Express opens up unobstructed views of unique landscapes.

Excellence Class

The Excellence is the new premium class of the Glacier Express. It impresses with its high-quality full service offer and its modern design. Guests are being treated to a truly exceptional journey across the Swiss Alps while marvelling at the fantastic panorama.

Thanks to comfortable lounge seating, each traveller enjoys a window seat. Excellence Class offers personal travel guidance, a trendy bar area, a premium multi-course lunch and many more amenities – all included. As of 02. March 2019 the Excellence Class runs between St. Moritz and Zermatt.

More details about Excellence Class

  • Leg: St. Moritz – Zermatt (or vice versa)
  • Distance: 291 km
  • Duration: 8 h 3 min
  • Website: Glacier Express
Food & Beverages
  • Food served at passenger’s seat
  • Daily plate CHF 30/CHF 32 (depending on season) 
  • 3-course-menu CHF 43/CHF45 (depending on season)
  • Catering is available on the panorama trains and can be booked together with seat reservation

This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travel card

Apart from a valid ticket, a seat reservation is required (max. 90 days in advance)

In addition, the train is subject to surcharge:

  • Surcharge low season (until 29 March 2019): Long section CHF 23*, short section CHF 13*
  • Surcharge shoulder season (30 March – 29 May and 16 Sept – 13 Oct 2019): Long section CHF 33*,
    short section CHF 23*
  • Surcharge high season (30 May – 15 Sept 2019): Long section CHF 43*, short section CHF 33*

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*Surcharge only, fares without lunch