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Prices explained

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  1. Cheapest price £131.00
  2. 30 day advance £137.00
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    7hr 47m

Take the famous Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St Moritz

  1. The Glacier Express rail route from Zermatt to St Moritz is one of the world’s great rail adventures. This 290-kilometre rail journey through the Alps takes in a feast of mountain landscapes as it traverses the Swiss cantons of Valais, Uri and Graubünden. If you feel that the eight-hour journey is too much for one day, you could travel from Zermatt to Andermatt on the first day, which takes three hours, continuing next day to St Moritz. This second part of the journey takes five hours.

    The Glacier Express runs all year, bar for a seven-week break in the autumn (normally from late October until mid-December). There is usually one departure each day, rising to three per day in the peak summer season.

    Alternatively, there are hourly regular trains plying the route year-round, and these trains are often much less crowded than the Glacier Express. The journey by regular trains follows exactly the same route as the Glacier Express and requires a number of easy changes of train along the route. The overall journey time is the same. Tickets are valid on any train, but do remember that if you wish to travel on the trains branded Glacier Express than you will need to separately obtain a seat reservation. The supplementary fee for a seat reservation (which is compulsory) varies by journey length and season, but for the entire route in mid-summer it is over €35.

    Tickets normally go on sale two months prior to travel. We issue paper tickets for many Swiss journeys, including this one, so don’t book at the last minute as we’ll need to post tickets to you.

    Zermatt to St Moritz

    Zermatt to St Moritz

    From Zermatt the Glacier Express route descends steeply down into the Rhône Valley at Visp. Running east from Visp the line climbs almost continuously up through Andermatt to over 2,000 metres above sea level. From the summit at Oberalp Pass, the line drops even more steeply down into the headwaters of the River Rhône to the lowest point on the line at Chur (585 metres). The final two hours from Chur to St Moritz traverse the famous Albula Railway, climbing ever higher through steep spirals and then plunging into a tunnel to reach the Inn Valley and St Moritz.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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