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Bernina Express

Bernina Express

The Bernina Express : Switzerland and Italy’s breathtaking beauty.

  • St Moritz - Tirano: 02:04
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Scenic trains
  • Unique travel experience
  • Panoramic route

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Bernina Express Scenic Train.

Overview

Bernina Express

There are not many places in the world where 2 ½ hours will take you through a landscape from ice-age glaciers to palm trees, but that’s the Bernina Express route.

This Swiss scenic train serves cities including Lugano, St. Moritz, and Chur to Tirano. You’ll ride with ease from Switzerland to Italy, relaxing as you glide through the countryside, enjoying sweeping vistas of Alpine crossings and dramatic gorges. You’ll pass over 196 timeless bridges and through 55 winding tunnels — all viewed through spectacular panoramic windows in First or Second Class.

If you choose to do the entire journey (available in the summer only), you’ll continue on to Mediterranean/Italian-inspired Lugano by modern bus, passing through charming Swiss scenery along Lake Como. Make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible adventure and sightseeing by reserving your tickets in advance.



Practical information


The Bernina Express travels through Italy. Please be sure you have valid entry documents for Italy that will allow you to leave and re-enter Switzerland.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Bernina Express tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by Bernina Express
Second classFirst class
Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket. Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Panoramic cars Experience the exquisite landscape pass by through large panoramic windows.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.

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