The Glacier Express is one of Switzerland’s most famous train excursions. The Glacier Express, which has been operating since 1930, is billed as “the world’s slowest express train” and averages 36 km/h (22 mph) during the approximately 7½-hour trip journey on its most popular route, Zermatt to St. Moritz or vice versa. (it also includes a part of the World Heritage’s Rhaetian Railway between Albula and Bernina ) .
The 275 km miles (169 miles) of narrow-gauge track are punctuated by 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. Trains reach a peak elevation of 2,033 meters (6,670 feet) at the Oberalp Pass near Andermatt and traverse the 15-km (9.5-mile) Furka Tunnel, which takes a shortcut beneath the Alps between Andermatt and Brig.
Passengers on Glacier Express Premium trains can have meals served at seats or in the dining cars; on the standard trains, meals are served in the dining cars only, where angled-stem wineglasses help to prevent spilling during the steeper portions of the journey.
The Glacier Express used to be a summer-only train, but today it operates year-round. The summer timetable offers four trains per day; the winter schedule is more limited.
The 7½-hour trip journey it’s a wonderful experience in the Wonderland of the Switzerland and yes.. you get to see the Matterhorn.