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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$ 152.00
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Bernina Express 2nd Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 2nd class
From US$ 151.97
Bernina Express 1st Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 1st class
From US$ 250.54
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 24 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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.

Thank arvi_r_1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Totally worth it!!

Even though the journey took 4 hours it was a well spent time!! Fantastic views, clean train seats, friendly and warm staff, announcements on every interesting spot/view -we would def. recommend it!

1  Thank SeriousAmanda
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Did not disapoint

We started our train ride in Zurich using the man in seat61.com advice about buying the tickets through the German rail site, see his website for the clever way to buy tickets for the Bernina Express, it worked perfectly for us as we wanted to...More

5  Thank vacationsrule_7
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Great trip but poor customer service

We took this journey as part of a larger trip for my partner's 40th birthday. I ordered a surprise package for him to be delivered to his seat. There was difficulties in how this order was handled from the very beginning (as he's allergic to...More

2  Thank RebeccaAris
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Wonderful way to view the Alps

I took the train from Chur to Tirano on the first class cabin with large viewing windows. There are early trains from Zurich which reach Chur in a hour and a half and the Bernina Express is location on the opposite. So, it was probably...More

5  Thank Sundncr
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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.
10 April 2018|
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Response from CPhillipson | Reviewed this property |
The train stops a few times during its journey to Tirano. However, the stops are short and allow you only to stretch your legs, maybe smoke a cigarette. I think the journey to Tirano took about 4hrs. There was time in... More
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