Glacier Express

Window to the Swiss alps

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 Platz and take the regional train across the Wiesen Viaduct to Filisur where the Glacier Express will be waiting for you. 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. Order your lunch now online.

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.

Glacier Express Excellence Class: the panoramic journey through the Swiss Alps is now even more spectacular. The new Excellence Class sets standards as high as the mountain peaks along the legendary route. Indulge in a five-course meal in your exclusive window seat. More information on the Excellence Class

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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.


Bild: Leander Wenger


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!


Albula Line

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.
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Rhine Gorge

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.
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Oberalp Pass

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.



The Andermatt region is situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The wide choice of tours and eight surrounding Alpine passes mean there’s no other place like it in the world! The region is ideal for nature lovers looking to relax and experience unforgettable moments in a fantastic Alpine setting.


Bookable sections of line

Long-distance routes (bookable on all trains)

Station of departureStation of arrival
St. MoritzZermatt
St. MoritzBrig
St. MoritzAndermatt
Davos Platz *Zermatt
Davos Platz *Brig
Davos Platz *Andermatt
Tiefencastel / FilisurZermatt
Tiefencastel / FilisurBrig
Tiefencastel / FilisurAndermatt

* Transport between Davos Platz and Filisur by regional train.
All partial routes can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Prices and compulsory seat reservation

A seat reservation is required. Book well in advance online, by phone on +41 81 288 65 65, or at any railway ticket office in Europe. A supplement is charged for the reservation in addition to the price of a valid ticket.

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Buy your ticket and the seat reservation directly in our ticket shop.

You can buy your ticket and seat reservation for the Glacier Express and Glacier Express Bus directly from our Ticket Shop.

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.

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