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Tonyw
Tonyw
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Oct 13, 2019 - 12:01 AM

Trying to book normal train St Moritz to Zermatt via Andermatt, the glacies express route BUT all websites SSB, Rail Europe, Trainline only offer trips via Zurich involving from 4 to 7 changes, is there no way to book normal train St Moritz to Zermatt, the glacier express route, which involves no changes ???

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7491 posts
expert
Oct 13, 2019 - 12:25 AM in reply to Tonyw

Hi Tonyw -

Have you used the "via" function on the timetable to force the route?

And, why bother to book? Not necessary.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Oct 13, 2019 - 12:26 AM by Slowpoke
Tonyw
Tonyw
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Oct 13, 2019 - 1:16 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Yes tried via Andermatt with no result then tried with Chur and got a result, just trying to get a cost to try to find best ticket price as there r so many variations on passes.

rockoyster
rockoyster
8888 posts
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Oct 13, 2019 - 5:44 AM in reply to Tonyw

Via Andermatt you change 4 times (St. Moritz to Zermatt via Reichenau-Tamins – Disentis/Mustér – Andermatt – Visp) and 2nd class costs CHF145 full fare and takes a little over 8 hours. SBB timetable shows it just by adding via Andermatt as Slowpoke points out.

By far the best way to check timetables, find fares* and buy tickets on-line if required is using the SBB Mobile app (bit.ly/2ICIUHi). In the unlikely event you don’t have a device capable of running the app then you can use the timetable on the SBB website (bit.ly/2HH1U7B). If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on this page - www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

* The SBB website shows half-fare prices by default, the mobile app allows you to nominate whether to show full or half-fares (by editing the passenger details in settings) and is also smart enough to offer you the Saver Day Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass) if that offers the best fare. The app also show a platform map (at least at the larger stations) to help you make conections.

Annika
Annika
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Oct 13, 2019 - 5:46 PM in reply to Tonyw

Hi Tonyw! As explained, the route by regular trains does involve 4 changes of trains. Only the official Glacier Express trains allow continous traveling between St. Moritz and Zermatt. Please refer to "Regular trains versus Glacier Express" at www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress.

If you prefer the ongoing route, then you'd best reserve seats for the Glacier Express: www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/tickets.

You might be looking for connections between October 14-December 14 though. The Glacier Express won't be running then, so then you have no other option than using regular trains: www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress/gettingth ere. In that case you don't have to book or reserve anything.

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