Apr 1, 2018 - 1:27 AM
in reply to Nataguzman
To get the whole Glacier Express route in the Swiss Timetable, enter From Zermatt To St Moritz Via Andermatt (or vice versa if you are travelling in the opposite direction). If you don't put in via Andermatt, the timetable will generate the fastest connections between Zermatt and St Moritz, which is not the Glacier Express route.
You don't, of course, have to travel the entire route. If you are only going to travel part of it, I would not miss the sector from Andermatt across the Oberalppass to Disentis/Mustér.
The main differences using regional trains instead of the Glacier Express are:
- The carriages don't have panoramic windows (but are perfectly adequate for enjoying the scenery)
- Reservations are not required. This offers the advantage of being able to move around from side to side as the best views are sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right.
- No catering service: so bring some food and drink, as it is a long trip
- There is no single direct train. To travel the route St Moritz-Zermatt using regional trains, you need to change trains in Reichenau-Tamins, Disentis/Mustér, Andermatt and Visp (or sometimes Brig instead of Visp).
A lot of mountain transport (e.g. cable cars, funiculars, mountain trains, PostBus mountain-route services) starts closing for the winter, or for low-season maintenance, from about 22 October 2018 onwards. Dates vary from place to place.
If there were any mountain-top trips you were hoping to do, let us know and we can advise you what their operational dates are.