Glaciere Express - Excellence Class

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A panoramic journey through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express 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 while enjoying a pleasant journey through the impressive landscape between St. Moritz and Zermatt in Excellence Class.

The new premium coach class of the Glacier Express boasts a high-quality, full-service offering and modern design. Guests can enjoy a journey of indulgence through the Swiss Alps while marvelling at the magnificent panoramic view. Thanks to comfortable lounge seating, passengers are guaranteed a window seat.

Excellence Class includes a personal concierge, a modern bar, a high-quality multiple-course lunch menu and many more amenities.

The coach can accommodate 20 passengers per journey. In addition to a valid 1st class ticket, a CHF 420 supplement must be paid.

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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.


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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.


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Excellence Class can be booked for the St. Moritz–Zermatt or Zermatt–St. Moritz route.
Excellence Class cannot be booked for only parts of the journey.

What’s included

Coach and services:

  • Lounge seating with guaranteed window seat
  • Exclusive access to the Glacier Bar
  • Tablet with on-board infotainment
  • Concierge as host
  • Welcome desk and check-in on the platform
  • Luggage transport in a dedicated lockable area


  • Coffee, juice, champagne and brioche
  • Aperitif and amuse-bouche
  • Seasonal and regional five-course menu incl. accompanying wines
  • Coffee and digestif accompanied by a box of chocolates
  • Afternoon tea
  • Soft drinks and fruit juices
  • Snacks available throughout the day

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Prices and compulsory seat reservation

A valid 1st class ticket from St. Moritz to Zermatt or Zermatt to St. Moritz is required for travelling in Excellence Class.

  • Travel half price with the Swiss Half Fare Card
  • GA Travelcard, Swiss Travel Pass and day tickets are valid. Eurailpass and Interrail passes from 1 January 2017
  • From the age of 6 to 16: 50% discount
  • The Glacier Express is subject to a supplement

Compulsory seat reservation

All passengers – including children and holders of other discount passes – must reserve a seat aboard the Glacier Express and pay in full. Exceptions are children under the age of six for whom no seat is required. The seat supplement for Excellence Class is CHF 420.


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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The Excellence Class operates daily according to the time table on the trains PE 902, PE 903 and PE 923.

St. Moritz ab / dep. 
part. / dép.




Zermatt ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
St. Moritz



Subject to change

Dogs can not be taken along