From St. Moritz, the most elegant holiday resort in Switzerland, the panoramic trip leads over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels over the Swiss Alps to Zermatt and the Matterhorn.
The Glacier Express winds its way through remote valleys, past sheer rock faces, idyllic mountain villages, over the Landwasser Viaduct and through the Rhine Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
It scales the highest point of its journey at the Oberalp Pass with ease at 2033 metres above sea level. Thanks to the large panoramic windows, a clear view of numerous summits, deep gorges and the UNESCO World Heritage sites "Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes" is guaranteed.
The three-course menu is prepared freshly in the on-board kitchen and served to you at your seat.
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.
A seat reservation in the Glacier Express is required. Book well in advance 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.
Please consider the protection concept of public transport and the regulations concerning the obligation to wear masks.
Further information on the current situation
The seat reservation in the Glacier Express is required.
Book well in advance 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.
Summer season, Long journeys: CHF 49.00, Short journeys CHF 39.00
Winter season, Long journeys: CHF 39.00, Short journeys CHF 29.00
The fee must be paid in full by all passengers, including children and others holding discount travel passes. This does not apply to children under six who do not require a seat. Holders of all TCV and Eurail passes must also pay the fee.
Long-distance routes (bookable on all trains)
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* Transport between Davos Platz and Filisur by regional train.
All partial routes can also be booked in the opposite direction.
Timetable: Download Overview Timetable 2021 (PDF 1MB)
As a wheelchair user, you won't feel that you have been sidelined. You are welcome onboard the Glacier Express.
We'd like to make your travel preparations as pleasant as possible for you. So sit back, and relax.
Below, you'll find all the information you need for a pleasant and stress-free trip.
There is a wheelchair compartment and a toilet suitable for use by disabled persons in the 1st class section of every Glacier Express train. Important: Seat reservations in the Glacier Express are mandatory for wheelchair users and their accompanying person. Be sure to specifically request seat number 11 when making your reservation at a railway station ticket counter or travel agency; please do this no later than 24 hours before the trip.
If the disabled guest cannot leave his/her wheelchair during the journey, the seat reservation must be made through Glacier Express Central Reservations (Tel.+41 (0)81 288 65 65 or via firstname.lastname@example.org).
Disabled passengers who are not confined to their wheelchairs during the journey, however, can reserve their seats using the normal Seat reservation service.
Well worth knowing: Our attentive train personnel will be pleased to assist you board the train. Please simply wait on the platform beside the mobile lift 10 minutes before the train's departure time.
Tickets: Travellers with a disability are required to show an identification card (accompanying person's card for Swiss citizens). Persons resident in Switzerland who are dependent on an accompanying person are entitled to free travel for the assisting person and/or a guide dog for the blind. A single ticket will be sufficient for all.
Important: The accompanying person must be able to assist you during the entirety of the journey. Disabled and accompanying persons who are not resident in Switzerland are not eligible for a discount.
Further important information:
Wheelchair users and the accompanying person pay the cost for a 2nd class ticket and travel in the 1st class.
The seat reservation charge for the wheelchair user and accompanying person is between CHF 13.00 and CHF 33.00 each.
Maximum dimensions and weights exist for the transportation of wheelchairs: width 70 cm, length 120 cm, weight 250 kg (weight capacity of mobile lifts. Boarding and disembarkation assistance for larger and/or heavier wheelchairs is generally not possible).
All wheelchairs must be reported to the Call Center Handicap.
Since the “dining at your seat” service is offered in all cars of the Glacier Express, animals cannot accompany you on the train.