Glacier Express route on local trains - day tour from Zurich

Season 2019:



  • A spectacular train ride through Switzerland

  • Travel as locals do, on regional trains through the mountains

  • Visit the village of Zermatt or St.Moritz

  • Choose from two scenic routes
    A: including Oberalp mountain pass & Zermatt
    B: including Oberalp mountain pass, Landwasser viaduct & UNESCO Albula train route & St. Moritz

Tour description:

Discover the Glacier Express route on a one day trip out Zurich. Skip the crowded touristic train, and travel on comfortable local trains. The entire Glacier Express route from St. Moritz to Zermatt takes 8 hours and can`t be done in one day. Therefore we have divided the route into sections which can be done in one day. On the Option A you travel on the Glacier Express route from Andermatt to Zermatt and with Option B you travel on the Glacier Express route from Andermatt to St.Moritz.
We offer this tour by standard 1st class.

Route option A:  Zurich - Chur - Andermatt - Zermatt

Depart around 9 AM from Zurich to Chur, the oldest city of Switzerland.

From there we cross the Alps by train on a spectacular journey over the Oberalp mountain pass, drive through Andermatt and continue all the way up to the beautiful car-free village of Zermatt.

In the evening we arrive at Zermatt where we do a walk through the village and have dinner if you want to before we return to Zurich.

We arrive in Zurich between 10 pm and 11:30 pm.


Route option B: Zürich - Erstfeld - Andermatt - St.Moritz

Depart around 8 AM from Zurich main station and travel to Andermatt. From there we continue to Chur and Thusis where the Albula train line begins, one of only three train routes which are a UNESCO world heritage site.

During our train journey across Switzerland, we travel over the Oberalp mountain pass and the
famous Landwasser viaduct to the lovely alpine town of St. Moritz. There we have time for a snack before we return to Zurich.

We arrive in Zurich between 9 PM and 10 PM.



Activity level:

Option A - moderate
frequent changes of trains
short walk in Zermatt optional

Option B - moderate
frequent changes of trains
walk in St. Moritz optional


Price 1st class

Group size/ Price per Person

Price for either Option A or B.

1 adult: CHF 620.-
2 adults: CHF 370.-
3 adults: CHF 310.-
4 adults: CHF 270.-
5 adults: CHF 250.-
6-8 adults: CHF 230.-

Children 6 -15 years: CHF 60.-
Children 0- 5 years: free

Surcharge of CHF 80.- per adult for bookings and prepayments less then 8 days before departure.