glacier express

Does the swiss pass cover the scenic glacier express st. moritz to Zermatt?

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6730 posts

Donald, I believe we paid an extra 15CHF supplemental fee on top of our Swiss Pass to ride the GE. That was a few years ago.

Posted by Andre L.
Tilburg, Netherlands
2176 posts

The Glacier Express is a premium train that runs on a regualr route. You can travel the whole route on a Swiss PAss, but it you want to travel specifically on the trains branded as "Glacier Express", you need to pay a relatively small supplemental fee.

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6730 posts

The regular regional trains do run on the same tracks as the Glacier Express but there is one extra bit of information. You will change trains twice along the route from St. Moritz to Zermatt. The GE is the only train run that goes end to end without a train change. Your Swiss pass would cover all non-GE trains with no extra charge.

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
1699 posts

Also, something that came up on a different thread the other day - if you are using the Swiss railways site to look for train times you need to "Andermatt" as an intermediate station to see local trains that follow the Glacier Express route. If you just look for trains from Zermatt to St Moritz you will be shown a faster but less scenic route.

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6730 posts

@Phillip. You are correct. Sometimes, you put in Chur to Brig and the Swiss will try and route you via Zurich and not on the GE. Placing Andermatt or Disentis in the "via" box will indeed to the trick. All train runs will appear.