Capacity summer/autumn 2023:
The Glacier Express trains are almost fully booked until October 2023. Detailed information on the capacity utilisation of the Bernina Express can be found .
Questions about tickets?
The listed reductions are also valid on the Bernina and Glacier Express. Please note that seat reservations on the Bernina and Glacier Express must be paid for by everyone.
GA Travelcard unlimited travel
Half Fare Travelcard Half fare
1-day Travel Pass for the half fare card, Saver Day Pass, 1-day Travel Pass for children unlimited travel
Junior Travelcard, Child travelcard, Family Card Swiss Travel System unlimited travel
Children 6-15.99 years Half fare
Swiss Transfer Ticket free on Transferdays
Swiss Half Fare Card Half fare
Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi, Swiss Travel Pass Youth und Youth Flex unlimited travel
Eurailpass unlimited travel
Interrail unlimited travel
Tickets can only be purchased online 2 months in advance. The tickets are neither limited in quantity nor bound to the seat reservation. Two months prior to departure, the tickets can be purchased under the following link "Timetable and ticketing (rhb.ch)".
Please note: When choosing your train connection, please pay attention to the departure time on your seat reservation so that you choose a ticket for the correct route.
Due to the limited number of seats on the Bernina and Glacier Express, we recommend booking a seat reservation first. The tickets, however, are not limited and can therefore also be purchased at a later date.
The reservation remains valid even without a ticket. You must show a valid ticket for your reservation on the train at the latest. You have the option of buying tickets at the ticket counter or ticket machine 2 months in advance. It is also possible to buy tickets online.
Children under 6 years of age do not need a public transport ticket, they travel free of charge. Additional regulations apply for journeys on the Bernina or Glacier Express, see chapter Seat Reservations.
Questions about seat reservations?
You can make your reservation conveniently on the Bernina or Glacier Express website. Initially, the total amount for the ticket and reservation will be shown to you. At a later booking stage, when asked to fill in the passenger's details, you have the option to select "reservation only" under Ticket/Refund.
The requested date is probably outside the booking period.
Reservations for the Bernina Express can be made for the entire timetable period.
Reservations for the Glacier Express in 1st and 2nd class can be made at the earliest 93 days in advance.
Reservations for the Excellence Class of the Glacier Express can be made for the entire timetable period.
A timetable period usually ends between the beginning and middle of December. For the coming timetable period, the trains (Bernina Express and Glacier Express) are activated in the web shop between mid and end October.
Children under 6 years travel free of charge without entitlement to their own seat. If your child would like their own seat, a reservation must also be made. Select "Reservation only" under Ticket/Reduction in the "Passengers" step of the booking process. Children from 6 to 15.99 years must have a seat reservation. The supplement for the seat reservation is payable in full for all. Please note: In the Excellence Class of the Glacier Express, a seat reservation is also required for children aged 0 to 6.
The direction of travel of the carriages is not known, as the carriages can be attached to the train in both directions. When booking for more than one person, we recommend reserving opposite seats.
Questions or problems while booking?
RhB vouchers: RhB vouchers cannot be redeemed online. Please contact the RhB sales outlets or our Railservice (telephone +41 81 288 65 65 or e-mail email@example.com).
Glacier Express vouchers: Vouchers for the Glacier Express can be redeemed online at glacierexpress.ch and at tickets.rhb.ch.
SBB gift cards: Gift cards from the SBB can only be redeemed at points of sale and at ticket machines.
Please note that gift cards do not count as tickets.
Dogs are permitted on regional trains and on the Bernina Express. A seat reservation ist not necessary. For dogs you must pay a half fare ticket 2nd class.
ATTENTION: Dogs are not permitted due to the hygiene rules of catering on Glacier Express.
You have the following options:
Another person who has a credit card can make the booking for you.
It is also possible to make a booking at any European rail sales point against cash payment.
Online bookings cannot be exchanged. However, you have the option of making a new reservation and purchasing a class change at the ticket counter before departure.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Which credit card number was charged? (Indicate cardholder as well as the last 4 digits of the credit card number)
What amount in CHF was charged?
At what time was the card charged? (Date and time, as exact as possible)
We will check the credit card charges and, if it is unjustified, credit the amount back to your credit card.