The Glacier Express Train – Through The Swiss Alps

Glacier ExpressWhen one thinks of “Express” trains, you say to yourself, “oh good, this will be quick.” Not so fast. Really.

The Glacier Express can take upwards of seven-and-a-half hours. And you’ll marvel at the beauty every chug of the way. This panorama train travels straight through the Swiss Alps – from the jutting-into-the-sky Matterhorn to the Upper Engadine. This journey really is the destination.

You’ll (figuratively) climb up the 2,000+ meter Oberalp Pass, down into the Rhine Canyon, through 90 tunnels and over nearly 300 bridges. Passing through Zermatt and onto the world-famous resort town of St. Moritz, you’ll view from your window incredible Alpine passes and steep cliffs, deep ravines and bizarre rock formations, quaint mountain villages and kind villagers.

Plus, you’ll be pampered along the way. Especially your palate. Enjoy freshly prepared specialties at your seat – or for a real treat, in the vintage dining car from Zermatt to Davos. The Glacier Express – a sensory feast for the true traveler.

About the Author


Jackie is a freelance writer from Los Angeles currently living in Brooklyn. She worked as a travel consultant at Rail Europe for two years before switching over to Marketing & Community Manager (focusing on social media) in June 2014. In her free time Jackie travels whenever possible & maintains a personal travel blog at


  1. Patrice Harley

    what cities does the glazier express-through the Swiss Alps, start and end.

    Thank you

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  2. Judyjohn

    Ok I would like a scenic train from Zurich to Geneva on September 30th

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