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 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.

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
  • 1st and 2nd class: Lunch served at the seat (3-course meal CHF 47 / dish of the day CHF 34 / à la carte)
  • Excellence Class: 7-course meal at the seat, wine pairing and soft drinks included
Tickets & 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:

  • 11 Dec 2021 – 13 May 2022: long section CHF 39, short section* CHF 29
  • 14 May – 23 Oct 2022: long section CHF 49, short section* CHF 39

*short sections are:

  • St. Moritz – Chur – St. Moritz
  • Chur – Andermatt – Chur
  • Andermatt – Brig – Andermatt
  • Brig – Zermatt – Brig

Excellence Class

Fare: 1st class ticket plus seat reservation. Surcharge on 1st class ticket: CHF 420. Seat reservation is required for each Excellence Class guest including children from 0–16 years of age.