Glacier Express incl. Hotel
The panoramic journey on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps is one to remember – with highlights from start to finish. St. Moritz is the playground of the rich and famous and Zermatt is home to the world's most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn.
The 8-hour journey on board the slowest express train in the world takes passengers over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. From cosmopolitan St. Moritz the train snakes its way through the Albula Valley. Or start your trip in Davos Dorf and take the Glacier Express Bus to Chur via Lenzerheide. Your trip then continues in the Glacier Express through the Rhine Gorge, Switzerland’s very own Grand Canyon.
This feast for the eyes is followed by a feast for the palate: starter, main course and dessert are freshly prepared in the on-board kitchen and served directly at your seat. Or you could order a "Bauernteller", which naturally includes the local speciality of air-dried meat.
You will find out everything you need to know about this particular route through the Alps via headphone – making sure you don't miss a single highlight.
Current offer: Valais Weeks aboard the Glacier Express from 19th September until 23th October – enjoy the exquisite Valais cuisine and wines from local wineries.
The Glacier Express sweeps majestically across the 136-metre-long bridge over the rugged Landwasser Valley directly towards the ramp in the vertical rock face.
The line is harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape of Parc Ela.
The Rhine Gorge is rightly nicknamed the "Swiss Grand Canyon".
The Benedictine Abbey at Disentis is one of the oldest in Europe.
The food is freshly prepared in the on-board kitchen and served directly at your seat.
Thanks to the large panoramic windows, you enjoy unimpeded views of the Swiss Alps.
The pyramid form of the Matterhorn is the world's most photographed mountain.
There are numerous highlights to marvel at when you travel on the Glacier Express.
Elegance, style and class: St. Moritz is not simply a holiday resort. This is the place where Alpine winter holidays were born in 1864. Nowadays, fabulous restaurants and internationally famous hotels welcome guests from around the globe.
The mountain village of Zermatt is surrounded by a large number of majestic 4,000-metre peaks – including the inimitable Matterhorn. 300 days of sunshine a year and clear mountain air are guaranteed. Because Zermatt is car-free. Electro-mobiles are the only vehicles allowed – and trains. If you still haven't seen enough following your trip on the Glacier Express, you can continue on to Gornergrat which offers unbeatable views of the Matterhorn.
Davos is the point of departure for the Glacier Express and Bernina Express. The highest city in Europe, famous for the diversity of sporting, leisure and cultural activities on offer, its healthy climate, ice hockey club and Spengler Cup, the Kirchner Museum and the World Economic Forum (WEF) or the fun freestyle scene on the Jakobshorn. Catch the Glacier Express Bus from Davos or Lenzerheide to connect with the slowest express train in the world!
Even today, the 62-kilometre Albula Line is still considered a masterpiece in terms of railway engineering and routing. The RhB opened the spectacular section of track between Thusis and St. Moritz in 1903, after just five years' construction. The red train climbs over 1,000 metres in altitude – thanks to the Solis Viaduct, Landwasser Viaduct and the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda – without rack-and-pinion technology.
Ruinaulta is the name given to the monumental Rhine Gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau in the local Romansh dialect. You will see rare birds, white rock faces and bizarre geological formations in the Swiss Grand Canyon that can only be crossed on foot, by bike, train or boat.
At 2033m above sea level the Glacier Express reaches the highest point of its panorama journey, the Oberalp Pass. The source of the Rhine is to be found not far away in Lai da Tuma. The river flows from the Gotthard Massif 1233 kilometres to Holland and into the North Sea.
You can buy your ticket and seat reservation for the Glacier Express and Glacier Express Bus directly from our Ticket Shop: www.glacierexpress.ch
Tickets and further information can also be obtained at all staffed stations of the Rhaetian Railway, by calling Railservice on +41 81 288 65 65, or by using the contact form.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, freshly prepared in the on board kitchen and served directly at your seat. Choose between the à la carte offer, the dish of the day for CHF 30.00 or the freshly prepared 3-course meal, which varies each day, for CHF 43.00.
In the modern Panorama Bar in the middle of the train, you can enjoy a refreshing drink or strengthening snack.
Tip: Valais Weeks aboard the Glacier Express from 19th September until 23th October – enjoy the exquisite Valais cuisine and wines from local wineries.
We recommend making a reservation for lunch in advance. Book lunch conveniently online using the booking form. Answers to the frequently asked questions on catering on board the Glacier Express can be found under dining on the move.
For groups of 10 people or more, reservations are compulsory.
The GTCs of Rhätia Werte AG apply to catering reservations.
No. However, the vintage Gourmino dining cars are still in operation on the Albula Line. The Gourmino dining car also operates on the regional train between Chur and St. Moritz at certain times. To find out which regional trains have a dining car, please consult the timetable.
Each day – in addition to the à la carte menu – a freshly prepared three-course meal is on offer comprising salad or soup (depending on the time of year), a dish of the day (meat with side dish and vegetables) plus dessert or a selection of Swiss cheese with bread and butter. The three-course meal costs CHF 43.00 per person. Alternatively, you can choose a dish of the day (without starter and dessert) for CHF 30.00. The à la carte dishes range in price from CHF 8.80 to CHF 37.00. Simply place your order directly with the service staff.
Buy your ticket and the seat reservation directly in our ticket shop.
|Station||Train 9011||Train 903||Train 905 2|
|St. Moritz||dep||7:57 am||8:57 am||9:57 am|
|Celerina||dep||8:00* am||9:00* am||10:00 am*|
|Samedan||dep||8:17* am||9:17* am||10:17 am*|
|Connecting train from Davos Platz|
|Filisur||dep||9:01* am||10:01* am||11:01 am*|
|Tiefencastle||dep||9:15* am||10:15* am||11:15 am*|
|Thusis||dep||9:33* am||10:33* am||11:33 am*|
|Chur||dep||10:26 am*||11:26 am*||12:26 am*|
|Fiesch||arr||2:10 pm**||3:10 pm**||4:10 pm**|
|Brig||arr||2:40 pm**||3:40 pm**||4:40 pm**|
|Visp||arr||2:53 pm**||3:53 pm**||4:53 pm**|
|Zermatt||arr||4:10 pm||5:10 pm||6:10 pm|
1 operates from 11 June until 18 September 2016
2 operates from 05 May until 09 October 2016
* Boarding stop
** Alighting stop
N.B.: No Glacier Express trains operate from 24 October to 10 December 2016.
|Station||Train 900*||Train 902||Train 904**|
|Zermatt||dep||7:52 am||8:52 am||9:52 am|
|Brig||dep||9:18 am||10:18 am||11:18 am|
|Chur||arr||1:34 pm||2:34 pm||3:34 pm|
|Thusis||arr||2:28 pm||3:28 pm||4:28 pm|
|Tiefencastel||arr||2:47 pm||3:47 pm||4:47 pm|
|Filisur||arr||3:00 pm||4:00 pm||5:00 pm|
|Bergün||arr||3:14 pm||4:14 pm||5:14 pm|
|Samedan||arr||3:45 pm||4:45 pm||5:45 pm|
|Celerina||arr||3:54 pm||4:54 pm||5:54 pm|
|St. Moritz||arr||4:03 pm||5:03 pm||6:03 pm|
1 Change train in Filisur
* Runs from 05.05 - 09.10.2016
** Runs from 11.06 - 18.09.2016