About us | Contact | n%2Fa | n%2Fa
Home Get in touch Forum Glacier Express booking & best railpass for 8 days
MySwissAlps features ads, commercial and non-commercial links.

Glacier Express booking & best railpass for 8 days


Print this page
Posts: 4 
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
Bijal30
Bijal30
2 posts
new member
Jun 19, 2022 - 6:11 PM

Hi,

My husband and I are traveling to Switzerland from Dec 23rd to Dec 30th. During our trip we most definitely wanted to take the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz one of those days. We would plan the rest of the trip to Zurich, Zermatt and St Moritz depending on the the day we can take the Glacier Express

1. How do we go about reserving our seats for that week? If i at currently look i cant look for reservation beyond Dec 10th. Do I wait for sometime and how much time should i wait to book tickets online

2. Once we book the tickets online by when should we reserve our seats?

3. If we book the first class tickets can we upgrade to Excellence class at a later stage?

4. What is a more cost effective way to book tickets, given we will be traveling from Zurich to Zermatt to St Moritz to Zurich by train so i would assume we would need swiss train pass as well. Having a swiss train pass be beneficial to book the Glacier Express trip?

5. Fot the almost 8 days that we would be traveling Switzerland what would you recommend to travel within the country? Swiss Pass or Half Swiss pass?

Thanks,

Bijal

Anna
Anna
3919 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 20, 2022 - 4:09 AM in reply to Bijal30

Hi Bijal30,

Welcome to MySwissAlps.

You can book your seats on the Glacier Express up to 90 days in advance and buy the tickets up to 60 days in advance. So I would book the seats first as they do run out. Once you have your seats booked, you can purchase your tickets anytime before your trip (tickets don't usually run out). If you have a Swiss Travel Pass or a Saver Day Pass, you don't need tickets, only seat reservations.

You can find more information about Glacier Express tickets and reservations here (including purchase information): www.myswissalps.com/glacierexpress/tickets

To travel in the Excellence Class, depending on your tickets or railpass, you may need to pay an upgrade in addition to seat reservations.

A railpass such as the Swiss Travel Pass will be a sensible option for you if you're planning frequent train trips on top of the Glacier Express. Purchase options are available here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/price

Hope this gets you started.

regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jun 21, 2022 - 7:18 AM by Anna
Bijal30
Bijal30
2 posts
new member
Jun 20, 2022 - 10:42 PM in reply to Anna

Hi Anna,

Are there any dates in Dec (like christmas eve) that the train is not operational?

Also if we are targeting to take the glacier express on 12/25 or 12/26 - How soon should we look at reserving tickets?

Thanks,

Bijal

Anna
Anna
3919 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 21, 2022 - 7:27 AM in reply to Bijal30

Hi Bijal,

The Glacier Express runs all year round except during a short maintenance break from late October to mid December: https://www.myswissalps.com/glacierexpress/gettingthere.

If you plan to travel during Christmas, you should consider making your seat reservations in September and the tickets after you secured your seats (up 60 days in advance).

Glacier Express tickets: www.myswissalps.com/glacierexpress/tickets

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jun 22, 2022 - 8:55 AM by Arno

SWISS TRAVEL MUST KNOWS

All you need to know about traveling by train, bus or car in Switzerland.

More

NEED SOME TIPS ON WHERE TO SLEEP?

Hand picked Swiss hotels and other accommodations are right here.

More

Who's MySwissAlps.com?
We're passionate tourists and locals. We share tips about planning a trip to Switzerland since 2002.
More about usNewsletter signup

© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2022