Panoramic trains

Sonnige Halden, summer, Valais

The panoramic trains offer spectacular views of unrivalled mountain scenery.

Tickets and discounted day passes are conveniently available everywhere. Just climb on board, sit back and enjoy: there is no more comfortable way to discover the beauties of the Valais.

Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGBahn) is 144 km long and leads from Zermatt to Disentis and from Andermatt to Göschenen. It covers a difference in altitude of 3300m, passing through 33 tunnels and galleries and crossing 126 bridges and viaducts en route. The lowest point of the journey is Visp, at 625m, and the highest is the Oberalppass at 2033m. The «Adventure Card» offers exciting excursions in the Upper Valais, in Disentis-Sedrun, in the Andermatt holiday region and in the Bernese Oberland. The 2-, 3- or 5-day pass is valid between Spiez, Interlaken, Montana, Leukerbad, Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Brig, Domodossola, Andermatt, Disentis and Chur. The days are freely selectable within a one-month period. You enjoy free travel on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, on the BLS-stretch Kandersteg – Brig – Domodossola, on the SBB-stretch Brig – Salgesch, on all PostBusservices in the Upper Valais (Pass trips Central Alps 50%), on the Leuk – Leukerbad and District Community Transport LLB and the Region- Alps bus Visp – Leuk. Additionally, there‘s also a 50% discount on a practically unlimited offering of regional railways, funiculars and cableways, boats, sport, leisureand cultural facilities.

Mont-Blanc Express

Crossing the vertiginous and sumptuous landscape, the Mont-Blanc Express ascends to 1'364 m. It first arrives at Marécottes, renowned for its alpine zoo. Be sure to admire the splendid Gorges du Triège! At Châtelard, the world’s steepest rack railway awaits. After crossing the French border, the train continues on to Chamonix, renowned as a winter sports destination located at the foot of Mont Blanc. Our collaboration with the Mont-Blanc Company in Chamonix provides access to the roof of Europe: l'Aiguille du Midi (3842m), La Mer de Glace (Montenvers, 1913m) and The Mont-Blanc Tram (Nid d'Aigle, 2380m) are within everyone's reach. Pure excitement!

BLS RegioExpress Lötschberger

Even after the opening of the Lötschberg base tunnel, the classic mountain route between the Bernese Oberland and the Valais has lost none of its charm. The journey follows the almost 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain route and showcases the unique Bernese and Valais mountains. Extra large windows in the carriages ensure that the little ones don’t miss out on the superb scenery. Discover the magical Lötschental or go hiking on the Lötschberg South Ramp walking trail. Rail fans should note that from Brig the best way to enjoy this round trip is with the Lötschberger and the Golden Pass. You won’t forget this wonderful trip!

Sonnige Halden, summer, Valais

Saint-Bernard Express

The St-Bernard Express line serves the Entremont region and starts from Martigny railway station. One branch takes you to just below the famous resort of Verbier, the other to Orsières. It is well-used in winter by sports enthusiasts, with a journey time of 28 minutes from Martigny to the ski lifts for Verbier and Bruson. A bus service operates from Orsières to Val Ferret (for La Fouly) and the small resort of Champex-Lac.

Glacier Express

Sit back and enjoy what is sure to be an unforgettable journey on the Glacier Express from St.Moritz/Davos right across the Swiss Alps to Zermatt! With 291 bridges and viaducts, 91 tunnels and seven valleys, this is an experience of the very first order! It takes the world’s slowest express train 7.5 hours to meander from the Piz Bernina and the Albula Line (now a UNESCO World Heritage site) through rugged mountain terrain and lush alpine valleys, past snowy peaks, thundering waterfalls, precipitous cliffs, dreamy villages and upstart castles all the way to the Matterhorn. The views from the huge panorama windows are superb, and the information provided en route will soon have you dreaming of your next holiday! The Glacier Express is perfect for any time of the year!

Gornergrat Bahn – The Matterhorn Railway

The Gornergrat presents the world of the Alps in all its glory. The trains on Europe’s highest open-air cog railway run every 24 minutes and take you from Zermatt to the sunny viewing platform (3089m). Surrounded by 29 4000-metre peaks, including the majestic Matterhorn and Dufourspitze, to say nothing of the Alps’ third-longest glacier, the Gornergrat commands panoramic views worthy of all hyperbole. When dew still lies on the meadows and nature slowly begins to stir – visitors will be experiencing an unforgettable sunrise. Take all the time to enjoy this indescribable experience! Afterwards, hiking, biking and shopping await.

The Gornergrat-Bahn connects Zermatt to the Gornergrat by train. During the journey, the passengers have a magnificent view of the Matterhorn. Valais. Switzerland

VerticAlp Emosson

The mountain trains running between Châtelard and Emosson are truly enjoyable rail experiences. Take the funicular from Le Châtelard to Château d’Eau. At an incline of 87%, this little train is one of the steepest two-track funicular in the world! After this, transfer to the small-gauge train, rattling along the mountainside on 60-centimetre tracks to the Emosson dam. Only visitors with no vertigo should look downward. Instead focus on the spectacular panorama and the views to the mighty Mont Blanc. Now take the Minifunic (a type of lift) which leads straight up on a rail. This is a true funicular safari!

Steam Railway via Furka

Built between 1902 and 1913 and following a long hiatus, the steam locomotives are once again in full operation. They make daily trips along the breathtaking stretch from Realp to the 18740metre-long Furka crest tunnel to Gletsch in the Upper Goms. Once the tunnel was constructed, the steam engines started again, today offering one of the most spectacular train rides in the Alps. The Glacier Express’ classic route from Realp to Oberwald has been continuously open since 2010. The route’s brilliant design, the nostalgic experience of the steam engines and the incredible mountainscape makes this a perfect and unforgettable adventure.