Jul 18, 2017 - 2:43 AM
in reply to Rioesmarex
>> I can't seem to find a link to the site that shows the " regular fares " between Zermatt or Visp or Brig to Chur.
Use the Swiss Timetable at the link Lucas has already given you, but be certain to use the full-fare rates and not the from CHF ##.## rates, which are half-fare rates.
>> For example the fare between Zermatt and Visp is $45 and from Visp to Chur is $115 ... total $160' but the Iceberg Express fare from Zermatt to Chur is $199. O.K. so that appears to be a savings of $39 ( excluding the reservation and surcharge )
If you are travelling from Zermatt to Chur in one day, you calculate the fare for the whole trip, rather than each separate sector.
The fare from Zermatt to Chur via Andermatt is CHF 119.00, whether you travel on the Glacier Express or normal trains. However, reservations are compulsory on the Glacier Express, and from Zermatt to Chur that costs CHF 33, bringing the total cost to travel on the Glacier Express to CHF 152.
>> but the timetables are the same. Does this mean that they just hook a regular train wagon onto the Iceberg Express for a cheaper price but the same timetable ?
Sometimes they do, yes. But there are never more than 3 departures per day for the Glacier Express (sometimes less, depending on the time of year). Normal trains run hourly throughout the day until mid-afternoon.