Travelling By Train: 10 Of The Best Train Journeys In The World

A guide to 10 of the most spectacular train journeys on Earth.

Glacier Express

Best train journeys – the Glacier Express. Photo: iStock

Switzerland, the home of punctual trains, has some magical journeys to offer. Beginning under the shadow of the jagged and breathtaking Matterhorn, the Glacier Express winds through Edelweiss-sprinkled alpine pastures, pretty wooden chalets and spectacular scenery to glamorous St Moritz, high up in the Bernina Alps. You’ll cross 291 bridges, travel 181 miles and reach a high point of 6,670 ft at the Oberalp Pass. It’s an especially beautiful journey in winter, with the stunning white peaks and icing sugar forests.

Journey time 8 hours, from £108. More information here.

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