Glacier Express

The Glacier Express carries guests in comfortable panorama cars through the most beautiful areas of the Alps. From St. Moritz to Zermatt. During this journey, it crosses 291 bridges and goes through 91 tunnels.

In Switzerland, a country in love with its railways, the Glacier Express is the most popular and attractive of her trains. The slowest express train in the world travels over 291 km of tracks and 291 bridges while going through 91 tunnels and climbing to the top of the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 m. The trip is an eight-hour experience with one highlight leading to the next. Just after leaving St. Moritz, the composition travels through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abula on the Rhätische Bahn tracks. Here one can see and experience the world-famous Landwasser Viaduct and the spiral tunnel between Preda and Bergün.

White, Blue, Green

Travellers on the Glacier Express cannot put away their cameras for a moment, because the attractions line up like a strand of pearls: mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain brooks and streams, the arches of the Landwasser Viaduct, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abula, the Rhine Gorge with its jagged landscape, the Oberalp Pass (2,033 m) with its mountain lake, glaciers and peaks, and on and on. After Visp, the Glacier Express passes through the deepest cleft valley in Switzerland, the Nikolai Valley. And the finale: arrival at Zermatt, the Matterhorn village.

  • The royal route: St. Moritz-Zermatt or vice versa
  • Travel time: 8 hours
  • Slowest express train in the world
  • Panorama cars with exceptional views of this mountain world
  • Operates the entire year
  • The train has first and second-class cars
  • Reservations required
  • On-board kitchen with restaurant and local specialties


Rhätische Bahn AG
Bahnhofstrasse 25
CH - 7001 Chur
Tel: +41 81 288 65 65