Is Bernina Express better than Glacier Express?

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Jun 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM


I am back from my swiss trip and thank you guys for your wonderful advice.

My cousin is planning is 6 days trip in august arriving and departing from zurich

is bernia epxress better than glacier express? we did andermatt to chur on glacier express this may and it was ok.

Please help me with the best scenic train ride. Also, is it worth visiting zermatt in august?

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Jun 23, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Hi Snehap,

I'm glad to hear our advice has been useful! The Glacier Express and Bernina Express are both wonderful I think. Perhaps one can say that the Bernina Express offers more variety in a shorter trip. You and your cousin can compare both options here: berninaexpress glacierexpress

Zermatt is great for hiking in August (if the weather is good). Definitely worth it for that, and for the views. zermatt

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Jun 26, 2017 - 7:21 AM in reply to Snehap

Hi Snehap,

I enjoyed the Bernina better than the Glacier Express. You can read my trip reports here and here

By August I guess there will be less snow about on either route.

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