The Cheaper Glacier Express
Andermatt - St. Moritz

Plan to arrive at Andermatt at around the lunch hour if you want to reach St. Moritz by sunset, but do your research beforehand on the exact sunset time. The next part is quite interesting. The train will rise steeply across a number of bends and you will then be on top of the world.

The 4th and final transfer is at Reichenau-Tamins bound for St. Moritz, still almost 2 hours away. The station is fairly basic but it is only a short wait for the next train.

This last section runs along the Bernina Express, which is another scenic railway that is also an engineering marvel. The entire length from Chur to Tirano has 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and rises to 2253m above sea level. Unfortunately, the weather in this part of Switzerland has turned cloudy by now, so I focused more on interior photos. The train was moden and sleek.

You can follow my Bernina Express gallery for more photos along that route.

This new train had large windows, allowing better enjoyment of the scenery outside.

Designers thought about the kids as well. Where in the world can you find a slide on board a train?

Welcome to St. Moritz. After a whole day travelling, sunset would approach soon.

While hauling heavy luggage to change trains several times was not the most fun experience, the connections were fairly seamless and the empty trains were quite pleasant. I was able to move around the train to take the photos when I wanted from either side. With barely any other tourists in sight, taking local trains was the right decision and I saved some money along the way as well.

Part 1

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