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Bernina Express
Bernina Express

Bernina Express

Stazione Ferroviaria di Tirano

The Basics

Ride the panoramic Bernina Express (otherwise known as the Rhaetian Railway) between Tirano and Chur (a 4-hour journey), St. Moritz (a 2-hour journey), or Davos (a 3.75-hour journey). With just one day to spare, it’s also possible to join a Bernina Express rail tour from Chur or St. Moritz and ride the train both ways; or enjoy a day trip from Milan to St. Moritz, including a ride on the Bernina Express and a return by bus. Multi-day tours also run from Zurich, including a night in St. Moritz, a train ride and bus journey to Lugano, and a night in Lugano.

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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
$142.39 per adult
Traveler Favorite
well organized the tour...
well organized the tour guide Sara and the driver Marco were simply outstanding. The scenery was incredible
JOHN_D, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Swiss Alps

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Wonderfull moment
RidhoEko_M, May 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
The tour was on May 8th. The weather was good enough. The guide was good. The scenery during the trip was amazing.
star-5
Long day but worth it
Philip_W, May 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Traveling on Bernina through amazing alpine scenery. We were driven by coach from Milan to Saint Moritz. After a lovely lunch we boarded the Bernina for the return journey.
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Traveling via Bernina...
Amelia_C, May 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Traveling via Bernina Express Train to the Alps n viewing a lot of things along the way . It’s a spectacular views n unforgettable experience.
star-5
A trip to remember!!
Anna_A, May 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
The tour was amazing. So much scenic views that you get tired of taking so much pictures. The views are indescribable and the tour guide was great! Overall an amazing time!!
star-5
Great trip
Preethi_A, May 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Excellent trip. Sabrina was amazing. Had a beautiful time around alps. Sabrina talked about places in Milan as well.
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Worth every euro!
SophiaMari_O, Apr 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
I loved everything about this tour. Many thanks to Inna for showing us around. Also, I just hope the meeting point/address is clearer.
star-5
Highly recommended
carlaoduber, Feb 2020
Tour Bernina Red Train And St Moritz
Very nice trip. Time between stops very short. Idilic places but 20 min not enough to enjoy. Maybe overnight would be better.
star-5
Fantastic experience
Desha_W, Feb 2020
Tour Bernina Red Train And St Moritz
Unbelievable experience! Beautiful views. Great tour guide. Only wish we had more time in St. Moritz. Be sure to remember your snow boots!
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st moritz
Jed_R, Apr 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
best time to view the alps is during spring time…there is still now and the lakes are still frozen and covered with snow…folks are ice fishing all over…st moritz is a must see town…the views from the 2 hour train ride are spectacular…
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One of the best memory ❤ ...
Sylvia_M, Apr 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
One of the best memory ❤ I will cherish for a very long time. I have told a friend about and she has booked it.
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Not to be missed!
Helen_W, Mar 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Comfortable, scenic coach ride to St Moritz, with time for lunch and shopping before boarding train, which was warm and comfortable with toilet facilities. Breathtaking panoramic views for 2 1/2 hours, train windows could be fully opened for photos.A very enjoyable and memorable day, loved it
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Stunning views
Judith_T, Mar 2022
Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
Great host, interesting information about the areas we went to. Fantastic day out with amazing views.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bernina Express trains offer first- and second-class seating. Both require tickets to be purchased in advance.

  • Free WiFi and audio commentary are available to first-class passengers.

  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased onboard.

  • Travelers crossing the Swiss-Italian border are required to carry their passport and/or ID card.

  • Trains are accessible to wheelchair users; assistance is available.

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How to Get There

Trains leave from Chur (Switzerland) railway station, in the town center, and arrive at the central train station in Tirano (Italy), where a bus service connects passengers with Lugano between February and November. During the summer season you can also board the Bernina Express in St. Moritz or Davos.

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When to Get There

The Bernina Express runs year-round, and the alpine landscapes look just as mesmerizing covered with snow in the winter months as they do bursting with wildflowers throughout the summer. For a variety of scenery, traveling in spring is a good option, when the high mountain passes are still covered in snow, but the lowland valleys are lush and green. If visiting in winter, be aware that there is only one train departure a day.

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Spectacular Scenery along the Bernina Express

Passing through wild gorges, icy glaciers, and verdant mountain valleys, the Bernina Express serves up one postcard-worthy view after another. The scenic train passes an impressive 196 bridges and 55 tunnels, and the section between Thusis, Valposchiavo, and Tirano is even protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Route highlights include Bernina Pass, Albula Pass, Engadine valley, and the highest point at Ospizio Bernina, as well as engineering marvels such as the Landwasser Viaduct and the Brusio Circular Viaduct.

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Bernina Express
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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