Glacier Express route on local trains - day tour from Zurich



  • 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

Season 2019 & 2020:


Tour description:

Discover the Glacier Express route on a day trip out of 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. With 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.

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

** Please note that on this route a possible one-hour layover is required at a small train station, due to a short connecting time caused by track works on the north-south corridor. ** Note valid for departures until December 2020 **

Depart around 7 AM from the 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 11 PM.



Activity level:

low to moderate

frequent changes of trains
short walk in Zermatt or St. Moritz optional


First 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 adults: CHF 230.-

Children 6 -15 years: CHF 60.-
Children 3 - 5 years: free


Tour specific info

Surcharge of CHF 80.- per adult for bookings which are made less than 8 days before departure.

To ensure a good experience, we offer this tour only in First Class.

Children 0 - 3 years: this tour is not suitable for infants and with a stroller