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Zermatt to Zurich

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Zermatt to Zurich

I will be taking the Glacier Express for the fun of it. But 8 hour journey to St. Mortiz would be too long. What is the best station to get down from Glacier Express to get a direct train to Zurich.

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1. Re: Zermatt to Zurich

Hi phxmafia,

If you want a direct train ( with no change-overs ) to Zurich then you will have to ride on the GE up to Chur and then take any direct train to Zurich.But again, Zermatt -Chur is a 6- hour journey.

There are numerous scenic ordinary train rides in Switzerland,need not be the GE,but if you want to experience the GE only - go ahead - it is after all,your trip.

Have fun.

arvind

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2. Re: Zermatt to Zurich

We do this route a lot - well, not from Zermatt but from Visp to Chur. and I find it the most scenic and dramatic part of the entire GE route. You go through teh Vallée de Conches, then the Furka basistunnel (not so scenic that!!) then to Andermatt. Then over the wild and desolate Oberalp pass and down through the Grisons passing the old abbey at Disentis and then through the Rhine gorges and on to Chur. Train gets you into Chur around 3pm. I would recommend spending a couple of hours seeing Chur which is most historic (Switzerland's oldest settlement dating to 4500BC) and easy to visit on foot. Check bags at the station and get a map from the Tourist Office, also in the station. You will be in the "old town2 about 5 mins after leaving the station.

Chur on to ZUrich is about an hour on the fast trains.

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