Glacier Express travel for EURAIL pass holders

Glacier Express travel for EURAIL pass holders

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Somnath
Somnath
2 posts
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Apr 14, 2012 - 10:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

I along with my wife would like to travel by Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt on July 7th 2012. We will be carrying a EURAIL Global Saver Pass for 21 days contineous travel. I understand that this pass is not valid for travel from Disentis to Zermatt and I would have to buy a separate ticket for this sector of the journey. I also understand that I will be entitled to certain discounts (25% ?) if I show my EURAIL Global Saver Pass when buying this ticket. A seat reservation is also a must for us on Glacier express. Now my questions are as under:

1. Are my above understandings correct?
2. How much I would have to pay for the ticket from Disentis to Zermatt after discounts for two 1st Class seats excluding reservation charges?
3. How many days before my travel would you recommend that I reserve my seats?
4. I believe I can reserve my seats on-line through the official Glacier Express website. Am I correct?

Look forward to your reply with all the relevant guidances asap.

Thank you in advance

Somnath
Wandermann
Wandermann
297 posts
top member
Apr 15, 2012 - 8:45 AM
Hi Somnath,

I have checked and I came to the same conclusion!
Your Eurail Pass will give you free traveling on trains of Rhaetian Railway (RhB), i.e. from St. Moritz to Disentis with the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express route covers two different Railway Companies, the Rhaetian Railway and the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB). The MGB has a different policy concerning discounts with the Eurail Pass. You'll get a discount, but I'm not sure whether it will be 25 % or a 50 %.

As far as I know, you can make your reservations for the Glacier Express independant from having your tickets. As it is not sure how your Eurail Pass will work with ordering your tickets for the leg Disentis to Zermatt, I suggest you ask the MGB through this link.

In general, it would be wise to make reservations as early as possible: it would be a pity if you can't make reservations because there are no seats left (as you'll travel during high season)!

I hope this will help you and wish you a very pleasant stay!
Somnath
Somnath
2 posts
new member
Apr 15, 2012 - 12:22 PM
Hi Wandermann,

Many thanks for your reply. I will be of great help.

Somnath

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