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Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur

  • Treat yourself to a railway adventure with your tickets booked in advance
  • Ride the most striking stretch of the Bernina route between Chur and Tirano
  • Gaze out of panoramic windows to see glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes
Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
From US$151.50
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Bernina Express 2nd Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 2nd class
Bernina Express 1st Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 1st class
Ride the Swiss Alps’ “little red train” from Switzerland to Italy and back with this Bernina Express day trip. Loved for its lake and alpine scenery at every turn of the track, the UNESCO-listed Bernina route is often quoted as one of the world’s most spectacular train rides. With this prebooked round-trip ticket from Chur to Tirano, you’ll enjoy a day of alpine scenery without the stress.
What to Expect
When you book, choose to sit in a 1st-class carriage for more space with three seats per row, or a 2nd-class carriage with four seats per row.

Climb aboard the iconic Bernina Express at Chur, and work your way high into the hills, crossing hundreds of bridges and viaducts before you tunnel through the rock face. The terrain here is rugged yet scenic, and the panoramic train windows lend themselves to sweeping views of the alps and lakes.

Ascend the snaking Bernina Pass and hold your camera steady for the Ospizio Bernina, which marks the route’s highest spot. You’ll stop for a break in the Italian town of Tirano, so use the time to stretch your legs on a stroll around its bustling piazza and admire the surrounding snow-dusted peaks.

Reboard the Bernina Express at the agreed time for your return to Chur. You’ll arrive in the early evening.
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1 - 5 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unbelievable - a ‘must do’

You simply have to take this option when traveling from France to Italy. It is simply breathtaking. The scenery is unbelievable, especially the glaciers. I recommend sleeping over in Zurich as you can leave Zurich at 7:08 to catch the Bernina express. From Tirano, you...More

Thank WynandvDyk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this railway line, unesco heritage, offers an impressive trip from chur to tirano via sankt moritz (although it can also be started in davos) witha largenumber of tunnels, bridges and the famous brusio spiral viaduct at the end of the journey, between poschiavo and tirano...More

Thank atontao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
superb rail trip

Depart Chur 8.30 arrive Tirano (Italy) six hours later. Every minute was super. O.K we travelled first class but the scenery is the same and all carriages have huge panoramic windows.. Bernina express is far superior to the heavily promoted Glacier Express with better scenery,...More

Thank henryandmoira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our train journey through the Swiss alps.

Make your reservations well in advance and read up on the sights and towns you'll be passing through on your journey. The train is comfortable and snacks and drinks are sold from a vendor on the train. ( It's easy to buy snacks in Chur...More

2  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful scenic ride on Bernina express

As advertised, excellent train journey from Tirano to Chur on the Bernina express through some scenic Alps locations. I would suggest that people enjoy the views through the panoramic windows on the train more than try to capture pictures on the cameras.

1  Thank arvi_r_1234
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Perrin S
5 June 2018|
Response from vacationsrule_7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not familiar with the Swiss travel pass. We were only there a day and a half so it did not make sense for us.
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