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Glacier Express

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This 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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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt, as we already traveled from Chur to St. Moritz on the local trains. We saw more picturesque villages on our local travels than on the Express. From Chur to St Moritz, the trains travel the same...More

Thank dasbassets
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a first class ticket on the 8 hour ride on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt. A day earlier we were on the Bernina Express. It was a sunny throughout the day. The scenic Swiss countryside was in full view. The...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not live up to the hype. Highlight was the train traveling over the aqueduct otherwise nothing special that a normal train journey through the alps would not offer. Seating space a bit cramped for an 8 hour journey. Expensive food. Would not recommend -...More

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no doubt the scenery is out of this world, however, some of the journey 'Chur to St Moritz' we had already covered on a regional train. Eight hours to sit on a train was a long time, so I would suggest doing half...More

Thank jean m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will say the scenery is spectacular from the train window no matter what time of year travelled and the technology used to make the railway work through the steep grades and climbs is incredible. And the heritage listed sections of the railway did not...More

Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Glacier Express is a superb experience. If you decide to take it take the first class including the great food and the additional space you have for a party of two or four. The service is immaculate and an experience for itself. You can...More

Thank bcbtoronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best train journey so far. We travelled from Zermat to St Moritz. Key facts 1) Three train run everyday at 1 hr interval i.e 8, 9 and 10 am. Duration is 8 Hours. 2) Reservation is compulsory. EURail pass holders...More

Thank Akbar7171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a Great Rail Journeys of York Tour we travelled from Chur to Brig. Seats are comfortable and the toilets worked and were clean. We took our own food but bought a coffee for 4 CHF. The scenery is wonderful (spoiled for us...More

1  Thank Topkoppite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the journey in August, in First Class seats, in beautifully sunny weather. At the end of the journey we were left with a 'what was special about that' feeling! For much of the time what we saw was a verdant agricultural valley scene...More

1  Thank Davis_G489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mountains here are amazing as is the engineering of bridges. The route is in sections and we did sections at different times. The rout from St Moritz to the hinterrein is very beautiful with verdant valleys. The section along the Rhine and across high...More

Thank ian j
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8 September 2017|
Response from preet22 |
I am going to be in Zurich on 25th too and I Glacier department has confirmed to me that Glacier is working on Xmas and route is St. Moritz to Zermatt or Vice versa. Its 8hrs train travel for a day and more for those people... More
7 September 2017|
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Response from SandipBasuMallik | Reviewed this property |
Hello , If you have Swiss railway pass then you no need to buy Glacier express ticket . But I am not sure you may need to pay for seat reservation. I went for Europe trip last year in winter for 22 days and I was in Swiss... More