Glacier Express

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Zooming along the south of Switzerland is an express ride that is as one for the journey as much as the destination, ploughing through 91 tunnels.

Zooming along the south of Switzerland is an express ride that is as one for the journey as much as the destination, ploughing through 91 tunnels and crossing 291 impressive bridges. In fact the Glacier Express is considered to be the slowest express service in the world, clocking an epic 8 hours for 183 miles between Zermatt and St. Moritz. But the payoff comes in the jaw-dropping views that glide past you as the train descends down to 650 meters above sea level and then climbs up to 2033 meters in one sitting. It’s then no wonder why Glacier Express has gone the extra mile in ensuring a comfortable ride, with pneumatic suspension and ergonomic seats fitted in carriages with panoramic views.  So as the mesmerising scenery of Switzerland’s natural wonders, such as Swiss National Park and Matterhorn, pass by, there’s also an option for the on-board catering, with a three-course meal costing an additional CHF 43. Be aware that you must book your ticket 90 days in advance of travel.

By: Vin Shahrestani

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Venue name: Glacier Express
Contact:
Address: Rail Center
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Bahnhofplatz 7
Various
CH - 3900 Brig
Transport: Zermatt, Visp, Brig, Andermatt, Disentis, Chur, Davos, St. Moritz

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