Which part of Glacier Express is best?
Disentis-Muster to Andermatt is by far the most spectacular. The Rhine gorges are wonderful (the young Rhine that has its source in the mountains above Andermatt) and the part of the line along the Oberalp pass which is wild and spectacular.
Where does the Glacier Express start and finish?
|Stops||Fiesch, Andermatt, Disentis/Mustér, Chur, Thusis, Tiefencastel, Filisur, Bergün/Bravuogn, Samedan, Celerina|
|End||St. Moritz / Davos (change in Filisur), Chur|
|Distance travelled||291 kilometres (181 mi)|
How long does Glacier Express take?
approximately 7 and a half hours
If you travel the full length of the route between Zermatt and St. Moritz then your Glacier Express trip takes approximately 7 and a half hours, carrying you across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. Your hours aboard allow you to sit back, relax, and take in the unspoiled natural scenery of the Swiss Alps.
Can you see the Matterhorn from the Glacier Express?
And no, you will not see the Matterhorn, which is in the opposite corner of Switzerland. If you want the Matterhorn, choose the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt. If you want to just see it in a great distance as a small point and only on a very clear day, in the Engadin St.
Can I take luggage on Glacier Express?
Boarding at St Moritz you will easily be able to stow your luggage at either end of your carriage. If you can carry it on a plane you can easily you can easily take on GEX. There are no overhead racks but backpacks fit easily under seats.
What is the Glacier Express in Switzerland?
Glacier Express. The Glacier Express (GEX) is an express train connecting railway stations of the two major mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz in the center of the Swiss Alps. The train is not an “express” in the sense of being a high-speed train, but rather, in the sense that it provides a one-seat ride for an eight-hours-long journey.
Is the Glacier Express a high speed train?
The train is not an “express” in the sense of being a high-speed train, but rather, in the sense that it provides a one-seat ride for an eight-hours-long journey, and omits stops made by local trains. The Glacier Express is known as the slowest express train in the world.
Who is the operator of the Glacier Express?
Since 2017 the train is operated by the Glacier Express AG, a cooperation jointly owned by the former operators Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB) and Rhaetian Railway (RhB). For much of its journey, it also passes along and through the World Heritage Site known as the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes .
How much does it cost to ride the Glacier Express?
At full price, you’re easily spending 200+ CHF for a ride in 1st class, a hefty lump of dough to drop on a single journey, no matter the levels of fancy. But if you’re a sneaky dealhounder like me, there definitely ARE ways to score cheap Glacier Express tickets.