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The most famous panoramic train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zermatt 3900, Switzerland
+41 27 927 77 77
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the Glacier Express in Switzerland from Zermat to St Morits and you have takenn the trainride of Your lifetime.

Thank cmbendixen2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled from St Moritz to Zermatt with it. The route was marvelous. You can see mountains, rivers, villages, the sites was real magic!

1  Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great train ride, amazing views! Frequent timings and always on time! Clean, efficient and relaxed, typical Swiss perfectness.

Thank mediumdebyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also took Bernina Express. It had clearer curved windows and just as nice view. Glacier Express has very crowded seats, reflection windows, a wide beam that obstructs the window views because it goes along the upper windows and mediocre views of distant mountains. We snagged...More

4  Thank N C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used the Glacier express from Zermatt to Chur for approximately 5 hours. Throughout the trip the natural scenery was very stunning. The crew was very kind and friendly. We also ordered lunch the food was tasty

Thank Agathalym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is so touted as the slowest express train which it is but I would add the most uneventful. I thought the scenery would be a lot better. It was basically rolling hills of Wisconsin. The highlight was seeing a cow with a bell around...More

Thank eye-on-travel-2
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We did this as part of a train tour around Switzerland, and the highlight of the whole train experience. It was beyond expectations. The lovely sunny day added to the views and just the right length of time (about 4 hours). Our meal was delicious...More

Thank grandeb
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

...... for the cost of the trip there were parts that could be better. The audio service was poor, it should have been more informative but was always used as an opportunity to sell. Changing the audio service to English didn't always work. Had 1st...More

1  Thank spencefamily2017
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This trip by train from Zermatt to Chur was, by reputation, one of the most beautiful rides in the world Unfortunately, on the day we travelled , there was a very low cloud cover and for the first two hours at least we saw little...More

Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This has been my worst expierence traveling. And Im a world traveler. I booked 3 tickets in advance online at their website, to get the best price possible. I payed around $40 per person, plus gave me the option to add lunch for $30 extra...More

Thank Jose P
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8 October 2018|
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Response from Mulyoto P | Reviewed this property |
If Glacier Express is fully book, you may try regular train running on the same route as Glacier Express. The only different is the window. Glacier Express has a panoramic window, the regular one doesn't. But you still see... More
3 September 2018|
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Response from Janice R | Reviewed this property |
We went first class and really recommend it. We had lots of room to relax and the meal was lovely. I guess it depends on if you want to be looked after and waited on I would say book 1st class. You don’t have to fight for a... More
25 August 2018|
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Response from Explore_Near-n-Far | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest reserving seats ahead of time to be able to get the seats you want, as seat reservations are required anyway. We used a first class Eurail multi-country pass that included Switzerland and it covered the... More