The Glacier Express
Situated in the Swiss Alps is the famous Glacier Express — the railway between the luxurious towns of St. Moritz and Zermatt. This eight-hour train journey takes passengers across gorges and bridges, through quaint villages and alongside the epic countryside of Switzerland — making it the most optimal way to see the Alps in their full glory. From the comfort of your warm seat, you’ll zoom past pearly snowcapped mountains and roofs of classic Swiss architecture. On the Glacier Express, you’ll also get to indulge in rich Swiss sweets and delectable meals in the dining car that make your journey all the more satisfying. There’s really no better way to explore this country and winter landscape than the comfort of the Glacier Express, easily making it one of the top ultimate bucket list items in the world.
The largest international airport in Switzerland is Zurich Airport, which is easily accessible from many international destinations. The resident of Europe can have a direct flight from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Poland and Portugal. Once in Zurich, St. Moritz, where the Glacier Express begins, is just under three hours away. Visitors usually opt for a stunning and relaxing train ride. Australians can fly from Hobart, Broome, Townsville, Melbourne, and Alice Springs. The views from Zurich to St. Moritz are a warmup for the beauty that awaits aboard the Glacier Express.