How long is the Glacier Express route?

The Glacier Express is a regular scheduled train service between Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and St Moritz in the Engadin skiing area. Billed as Europe’s slowest express, its a narrow-gauge train which takes 7½ hours to cover just over 290 km (180 miles), at an average of around 24 mph.

What’s the slowest train in the world?

the Glacier Express
In Switzerland, a country in love with its railways, the Glacier Express is the most popular and attractive of her trains. The slowest express train in the world travels over 291 km of tracks and 291 bridges while going through 91 tunnels and climbing to the top of the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 m.

What is the best section of the Glacier Express?

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 run?

The Glacier Express is a direct train from Zermatt in the canton of Valais to St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden, and vice versa. You can also travel part of the route and board in Visp, Brig, Andermatt, Disentis or Chur, for example.

Is it worth taking Glacier Express?

End to end, I would argue it provides you with the most comprehensive overview of Switzerland’s varied landscapes. Excellent on-board menu: Considering you’re on board a moving train, the food options on board the Glacier Express are surprisingly gourmet and varied.

Can you get off the Glacier Express?

If you get off the Glacier Express in Andermatt instead of Brig the trip takes 7.5 to 8.5 hours. From Zurich: take a train to Chur and board the Glacier Express there. Get off the train in Brig. If you get off the Glacier Express in Andermatt instead of Brig, the trip takes 6.5 to 7.5 hours.

How far in advance can I book the Glacier Express?

OPTION A: From the official Glacier Express website A few things to note: you can only buy base tickets up to two months in advance, but you can buy your reserved seat up to three months in advance.

Does the Glacier Express run all year?

Year-round Glacier Express After construction began on the Furka Base Tunnel between Oberalp and Realp in 1973, travel through the tunnel was finally possible on 26 June 1982. The Glacier Express has been running all year round ever since!

Is Zermatt expensive?

It’s no secret that Switzerland is famously expensive, and the ski town of Zermatt located smack dab in the middle of the Alps is no exception. The cost of an entree is enough to make one rethink whether they’re really hungry after all, and the price of a ski day including lift tickets and rentals adds up fast.

What is the name of the most famous train ride in Switzerland?

The Glacier Express – also known as the world’s slowest express train – is probably the best known scenic train ride in Switzerland. It connects the two highly popular mountain destinations of St. Moritz and Zermatt.

What is the most scenic train ride in Europe?

Europe’s top 10 scenic train journeys

  • West Highland Line, Scotland.
  • Rauma Line, Norway.
  • Bergen Railway, Norway.
  • Bernina Express, Switzerland and Italy.
  • Cinque Terre, Italy.
  • Central Rhine Railway, Germany.
  • Semmering Railway, Austria.
  • Centovalli Railway, Switzerland and Italy.