May 28, 2010 - 8:52 AM
Hi Libbis, the Glacier Express doesn't stop that long at most stations. It will be too short to get out and have a lunch, but of course it's possible to get off of the first Glacier Express, take your time at the railway station of your choice and then get on the second Glacier Express of that day. In summer, generally two Glacier Express trains leave each day with an interval of about one hour. By checking the timetables (which can be found through the Glacier Express website
) you'll find out how long the breaks between both Glacier Express trains will be.
Especially at the larger stations of Chur, Brig and Visp you'll find a restaurant. There's one at the station of Andermatt, too, where you'll arrive around lunchtime. If you decide to do it this way, please mind that you can't reserve seats for the entire route in one time. Instead, you will have to make reservations for the first part in the first train and, separately, for the second part in the second train.
Just to be sure: are you aware that dining cars are available in the Glacier Express as well? Warm meals are served here, so you could also reserve seats in the dining car. Meals may include pasta and simple meat or fish dishes with chips, baked potatoes, or (even better) Swiss Rösti. Having lunch in a Glacier Express, with a view of the splendid landscape, can definitely be recommended! You'll find more information on the Glacier Express website under the header 'Offers'.