Zermatt Glacier Express to Zurich

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pandachee
pandachee
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Apr 15, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Hi

My husband and I are planning a trip for next April. (2020). We do not have many days of leave and hence planning how to optimize it.

We would like to take the Glacier express from Zermatt to Zurich.

Would it be advisable to change get off the Glacier express at Chur and change to another train that bring us back to Zurich? (Chur to Zurich) Is the changing of train easy, ie. in the same station?

Or would you suggest another way to get to Zurich?

Thanks

Yee Hwee

Steph
Steph
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Apr 15, 2019 - 10:11 AM in reply to pandachee

Hi Pandachee and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Nice to hear you're planning a trip to Switzerland.

The Glacier Express only runs between Zermatt and Chur (and then St. Moritz) so as you say you will have to take a regular train between Chur and Zurich.

For details on the Glacier Express such as route, tickets, etc. use the following link:
- www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress

To find out about timetables, connections, etc. use our timetable link. Make sure you read how it works in order to fully profit from its use.
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

FYI - The panoramic trains of the Glacier Express on the section Zermatt - Chur are marked with PE.

Changing trains in Swiss rail stations is easy, handy and a very usual thing to do during a trip. To help find your way around the Chur station use below link, incl. a printable pdf map:
- www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/railway-stations/chur-station.html

I hope this answers your questions. Get back to us for further input anytime.

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Apr 15, 2019 - 10:13 AM by Steph
pandachee
pandachee
3 posts
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Apr 15, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Hi Steph

thanks for your reply and the tip. I will check out the timetable.

Our first time to Switzerland, can’t wait!

cheers

Yee Hwee

pandachee
pandachee
3 posts
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Apr 18, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Hi Steph

One more question regarding the Glacier express pls.

I follow the link to the booking site.

Can i reserve the panoramic wagon when i book the tickets? Can't seems to do so. The website state that the 1st class panoramic car are 11, 21 & 31, but i do not get to select the car number when i book the tickets. Am i doing something wrong?

Thanks!

Yee Hwee

Annika
Annika
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Apr 18, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Hi Yee Hwee. I'm not sure which link you've followed. Note that all coaches on the Glacier Express are panoramic. As long as you select a 1st class ticket, you'll automatically be assigned seats in one of the 1st class cars. Quite some booking sites don't allow travelers to pick their own coach and seat indeed. Does this answer your question?

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