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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$148.63
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Bernina Express 2nd ClassMost Popular
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 2nd class
From US$148.63
Bernina Express 1st Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 1st class
From US$246.35
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 World Heritage Site 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, enjoy a day of alpine scenery without the stress.
What to Expect
When you book, choose to sit in a first-class carriage for more space, with three seats per row, or second-class carriage with four seats per row.
Climb aboard the famous Bernina Express at Chur, and work your way high into the hills, crossing hundreds of bridges and viaducts before tunneling 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. Use your break in the Italian town of Tirano 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, where you arrive in the early evening.
Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of our trip

Switzerland was not supposed to be part of our trip. But after we found out about Bernina Express, we squeezed in 2 days and it didnt disappoint. In fact, my husband and I thought this as the highlight of our trip. For someone who never...More

3  Thank hxav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Wiinter Wonderland of a Train Journey

This splendid yet relaxing train ride on the Bernina Express will put you in the right in the mood to enjoy the winter lanscape. Enjoyed great views of the snowy Alpine forests, valleys and the beautiful majestic glacier. As soon as you descend into the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Road610288
Reviewed 13 January 2019
Fairy tail

Bernina express from Chur to Tirano and back to Chur in one day. Great views in winter: glaciers, mountains covered in snow, green valleys hidden in fog, Bernina pass, aquedukts, nice small town Tirano. Take 1st.class on the right side of the train and enjoy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank firmazon
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Amazing train journey. An engineering marvel.

An early morning start, in Chur, but an unforgettable journey across and through the Alps to Tirano, for lunch, then back again in the afternoon. Excellent view through the panoramic windows but best pictures can be taken by opening the small window between carriages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 941malcolmp
Reviewed 5 October 2018
WOW oh WOW oh WOW!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this train journey. Went roundtrip from Chur. I felt that if it was going to be so beautiful why not do it both ways. And you never know what weather might be like. The weather gods were with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MKtravelers19
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29 July 2018|
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Response from atontao | Reviewed this property |
Yo can do the glacier express in one day way & return from Base (actually the Bernina Express starts in Chur, you'd need an early connection Basel / Chur and late connection in the evening). You can check all timetables and... More
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