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 over the famous Landwasser Viaduct. 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.


The panoramic journey on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps is one to remember – with highlights from start to finish. The large panoramic windows in our panoramic cars offer unrestricted views of the landscape.

Sit back and enjoy the ride. As you follow the breathtaking Alpine panorama, you can choose between culinary specialities and traditional dishes. All dishes are freshly prepared on board and served to your seat. The perfect wine from the region completes the culinary experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Glacier Express – Excellence Class

The most sought-after seats in Switzerland
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 six-course meal in your exclusive window seat while enjoying a pleasant journey through the impressive landscape between St. Moritz and Zermatt in Excellence Class.

What’s included

Service and equipment

  • Welcome desk and check-in in front of the Excellence Class coach
  • Luggage transport (from/to platform)
  • Tablet for infotainment
  • Guaranteed window seat thanks to comfortable, adjustable lounge seating
  • Exclusive Glacier Bar to relax
  • Personal concierge for the 20 guests

Gastronomy included

  • Welcome drink
  • Seasonal, regional six-course meal, incl. accompanying wines
  • Soft drinks/mineral water/coffee

Additional offer (subject to a charge)

  • Cocktails
  • Wine cabinet with first-class wines
  • High-quality spirits

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

  • There is a lost property service
  • Panoramic windows allow guests to immerse themselves in the surroundings
  • Excellence Class (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.)
  • Seat reservations are compulsory
  • No dogs on board

Email for more information or to book.
Call 0191 246 0708 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)