Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz

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Smita
Smita
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May 12, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Hi, This is in continuation with my previous post.

From Interlaken I plan to travel to Zermatt to catch the Glacier express upto St. Moritz. It was suggested that instead of Zermatt I can take the train from Brig or Visp.

I wanted to take the entire route from Zermatt so that I am able to pack in as much as I can in the trip.And If possible get a glimpse of Matterhorn from the Zermatt station. Will I be missing too much if I take the GEX from Brig instead of Zermatt?Are the rates for GEX different from Zermatt and Brig?

Lucas
Lucas
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May 12, 2018 - 3:14 PM in reply to Smita

Hi Smita,

Reservation prices are the same, ticket prices (if you don't have a rail pass to cover it) would be slightly less. From what I recall (and others have mentioned as well) that the Zermatt - Brig portion isn't particularly impressive. But getting to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn can be. :)

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 12, 2018 - 9:44 PM in reply to Smita

I’m pretty sure you can’t see the Matterhorn from the Zermatt station. So it depends how long a connection time you have as to whether you have time to go for a wander to get a glimpse. You might want to read this.

Last modified on May 12, 2018 - 9:45 PM by rockoyster
Lucas
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May 13, 2018 - 1:37 AM in reply to rockoyster

You can see the top 1/3 if weather cooperates. :) At least if you walk out the station to the street about 1 block.

There are better views of course if time allows

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