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Glacier Express

Bahnhofplatz 7, Zermatt 3900, Switzerland
+41 27 927 77 77
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The most famous panoramic train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zermatt 3900, Switzerland
+41 27 927 77 77
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Reviewed yesterday

A full on tourist experience, you can do the same route on the local trains and about the same comfort but this is an end to end experience, you probably only need to do it once and in one direction as you can come back...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Glacier Express goes once a day in Winter, and costs £19 just for the reservation, never mind the ticket. There are plenty of other trains that use the same route, and give you a choice of times. The only real difference is that the...More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly one of those bucket list train rides over very beautiful terrain and amazing Swiss engineering to bring you up and through mountains, valleys and rivers. Simply breathtaking scenery...

Thank FaizPiperdy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this train from Brig...spectacular scenery throughout with snow covered mountains, deep ravines and forests. Train was very comfortable and staff very friendly. Not a lot of room for luggage but plently of leg room in seats.

Thank Rodders104
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll skip the part about the scenery because as you can imagine it was absolutely spectacular. In winter it's potentially a bit hit and miss because if it is snowing, visibility might be a bit limited. As you can imagine after eight hours of trundling...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique way to experience to majesty of the Swiss alps. Gorgeous mountains, rivers, valleys and the sheer beauty of the train itself this is a once in a lifetime sort of trip. Do it in the winter, and I’d recommend a stopover in Andermatt...More

1  Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had an awesome experience taking this tourist train on the eve of Christmas. Maybe it's not as luxuriant for the accustomed to snow, but it will certainly be for others, like us. Everything as we see in the picturesque pictures of...More

1  Thank FabianoRS_jund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train ride from Zermatt to Chur on 1st class. Have to be the most scenic train ride we ever taken. We board the train with our seats reservation booked online couple of months back not knowing we still have to buy the train...More

3  Thank Lordohs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stating from Zermatt in the morning and ending up at st. Moritz same evening. We were so lucky that it was sunny. So you can enjoy all the scenery within the route. Coaches are nice with big windows, we ordered food in advance, food was...More

Thank Hadi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so attractive sitting in mid of that train passing glaciers or snow streams at the top of Alps.Mountains were filled with snow ,making appearence friendly to eyes.dreaming to be again there.

Thank Priyantha H
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Davis_G489 | Reviewed this property |
Despite having to change trains, I would always take the normal service trains both ways! The route is easily planned on the SBB website. I felt that the Glacier Express was a bit of a con, but others do see it... More
19 January 2018|
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Response from Jo91910 | Reviewed this property |
I got off the Glacier Express at Chur and took a train back to Zurich ( about 1 1/2 hours) You could them take a train to Zermatt, changing trains at Brig. It sure would be a long day. But it can be done. When you purchase... More
13 January 2018|
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Response from Dilly4472 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how useful my answer will be to you. I can only recount my experience. In December my husband and I used an Interrail Global Pass (not sure how similar or different this is to Eurail Pass) to travel in France... More