Glacier Express - Does the entire journey have to be completed in one day?

Can I get off the Glacier Express in Chur and continue the next day without buying a second ticket or does it have to be one continuous trip?

Lynda
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 23, 2015 18:28
    Thank you for your question, Lynda.

    The tickets we issue for the Glacier Express are issued as 'open tickets'. Open tickets do enable passengers to get off at stops along the way with the intention of continuing on later. With these open tickets, you would have 15 days to complete the full journey, and you would not be able to backtrack or cover ground that you've already traveled. The 15 day time period would begin on the date for which you perform your search when you purchase the actual tickets.

    It is important to note; however, that reservations are required on the Glacier Express trains between Zermatt and Chur. If you happen to purchase a ticket for the full route of the Glacier Express between Zermatt and St Moritz, you would also be issued a reservation for the specific train that you choose, in addition to the open ticket. Consequently, if you get off the train in Chur, you would no longer have a reservation for the shorter segment between Chur and St Moritz. With this scenario, you would still be able to use your open ticket to hop on any regional train for the segment between Chur and St Moritz.

    Otherwise, you can just purchase a separate ticket for each segment. To do this, you would do one search for trains between Zermatt and Chur and another search for trains between Chur and St Moritz when you purchase the tickets under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage.

    The Glacier Express can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Glacier Express.

    Hello-
    I may have asked this before but can't find the answer. We will have Swiss Travel Passes and wish to do The Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur for an overnight stay. We would then continue the Glacier Express the following day. Can we purchase the ticket and break up the trip or will we have to purchase another ticket to St Moritz?
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  • Thanks, Jeff, I knew I asked but could not find the answer.

    Question #2- Does the Regional train between Chur and St. Moritz follow the same route as the Glacier Express? I don't want to miss anything by staying overnigh in Chur.

    Thanks
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 22, 2015 20:18
    You're welcome, Lynda. Yes, rest assured, the regional trains from Chur to St Moritz do travel along the same route as the Glacier Express.
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