Winter scenic rail journeys

Glorious winter holidays with scenic rail throughout Switzerland

Glacier Express near Andermatt in winter
Viewing platform on the Jungfraujoch
Winter journey on the Centovalli Line
Enjoy the classic scenic rail routes throughout the year, with spectacular seasonal landscapes

Imagine a scenic rail journey meandering across a winter landscape covered in pristine snow with a backdrop of a clear blue sky ....

Many of Switzerlandâ??s scenic journeys travel over high passes, which are covered in snow for most of the winter. The change of scenery from summer is quite dramatic and is highly recommended even if you are familiar with the scenic rail routes. We have suggested itineraries to experience beautiful Switzerland in wintertime - including the Glacier Express and the Luzern-Interlaken Express - with excursions included, taking in some of the country's most stunning sights. We will however be pleased to tailor make any scenic rail itinerary to suit your requirements.  

How long is the Winter scenic rail journey

Please see the individual train pages for winter timetables and a guide to the costs. 

Please note that there are some winter dates on which certain scenic trains do not operate:

All other trains operate year round.

  Details of the Winter scenic rail route

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24

Winter scenic rail Timetables

Winter scenic rail ticket prices

Luzern-Interlaken Express in winter

Planning your holiday

You may also like to consider adding a scenic river cruise at the start or end of your holiday. Please ask for details. 

Planning your holiday 2023

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
Request your holiday quote