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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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Der Glacier Express unterwegs im Val Bever im Engadin. Bild: Andrea Badrutt

The Glacier Express travelling through Val Bever in Engadin.

Der Glacier Express mit Panoramawagen unterwegs zwischen Preda und Bergün. Bild: Andrea Badrutt

The line is harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape of Parc Ela.

Der Glacier Express mit Panoramawagen zwischen Preda und Bergün auf dem Albulaviadukt III. Bild Andrea Badrutt

The Glacier Express with panoramic car between Preda and Bergün on the Albula Viaduct III.

Der Glacier Express auf dem Landwasserviadukt bei Filisur. Bild: Andrea Badrutt

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.

Die Rhätische Bahn in der Rheinschlucht bei Versam. Bild: Max Galli

The Rhine Gorge is rightly nicknamed the "Swiss Grand Canyon".

Der Glacier Express unterwegs zwischen Andermatt und Nätschen am Oberalppass.

Thanks to the large panoramic windows, you enjoy unimpeded views of the Swiss Alps.

Anstossen mit einem feinen Getränk im Glacier Express. Bild: Bernhard Lochmatter

The food is freshly prepared in the on-board kitchen and served directly at your seat.

There are numerous highlights to marvel at when you travel on the Glacier Express.

St.Moritz

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.

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Zermatt

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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Bild: Leander Wenger

Davos

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!

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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.

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Andermatt

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
ChurZermatt
ChurBrig
AndermattZermatt

* 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 and can be made by individual travellers up to three months in advance. 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.

Take a look at further information on prices here

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Souvenir

Take a piece of your holiday home with you and revel in unforgettable memories. You're sure to find a suitable memento or gift in our souvenir shop.

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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