Excellence Class: the most sought-after seats in Switzerland
A panoramic trip through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express is now even more spectacular. The new Excellence Class sets standards that are as high as the mountain peaks along the legendary route.
Window seat guaranteed
A rail journey through the Swiss Alps has never been so luxurious. In the Excellence Class we guarantee you a window seat and a superb panoramic view while travelling across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels between St. Moritz and Zermatt.
Concierge and Infotainment aboard
During the entire journey, you will be taken care of by a concierge. Be it with culinary delights, answers to personal concerns or exciting anecdotes and information about nature, culture and people along the journey.
A five-course menu and the Glacier Bar for an aperitif
Along the way you will be served a refined regional 5-course menu with accompanying wines. For an aperitif, some delicious cocktail or to exchange with fellow travelers the Glacier Bar is the perfect place to visit. Thanks to the compass on the ceiling none of the many turns will be missed.
Details on the journey with the Excellence Class
The Excellence Class is bookable for the stretch St. Moritz - Zermatt or Zermatt - St. Moritz.
The Excellence Class operates daily according to the time table on the trains PE 902, PE 903 & PE 923
(Please Note: There is no Excellence Class available 16th March till 5th April 2020)
St. Moritz dep 09.15 h Zermatt dep 08.52 h
Zermatt arr 17.10 h St. Moritz arr 16.38 h
To travel with the Excellence Class you need a valid 1. class train ticket for the stretch St. Moritz - Zermatt or Zermatt - St. Moritz. Details on train ticket prices and valid tickets can be found here.
In addition you need a seat reservation for the Excellence Class. The mandatory reservation fee for the Excellence Class costs CHF 420.-.
Coach & Services:
- Lounge seating with guaranteed window seat
- exclusive access to the Glacier Bar
- Tablet with Bordinfotainment
- Concierge as host in the Excellence Class
- Welcome-Desk & personal check-in on the platform
- Luggage transport in dedicated lockable sections aboard
- Coffee, juice, champagne & brioche
- Apéritif & amuse-bouche
- Seasonal, regional 5-course menu incl. wine accompaniment
- Coffee & digestif with a coffret of chocolates
- Tea Time in the afternoon with goodies
- Soft drinks & fruit juices
- Snacks throughout the day available
You can reserve your Excellence Class seat from 9. December 2018 directly online in our shop. It is also possible to book your seat at any train station in Switzerland, major train stations abroad or at various travel agencies.
If you need assistance with the booking other have any other requests our Railcenter is happy to help you.