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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 $149.67
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Bernina Express 2nd ClassMost Popular
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 2nd class
From $149.67
Bernina Express 1st Class
Train journey from Chur to Tirano and back in 1st class
From $248.09
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.
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Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed October 8, 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 October 5, 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
2  Thank MKtravelers19
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Journey

We took the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano and back within one day. The views were amazing and the ride comfortable. The train stopped near Alp Grum so we could get out and take pictures of the glacier. Had a delicious lunch in Tirano....More

1  Thank walterharryd
Reviewed August 12, 2018
Unbelievably stunning trip - try the open wagon at the back if you can. You have not seen Switzerland if you miss this

How anyone can call this 'average' is beyond me. This is truly one of the greatest train rides on earth. If you actually look at the trip out of the panoramic windows, instead of gossipping or even playing cards, as I have seen, you will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Kingsleyjamesflint
Reviewed July 28, 2018
Average trip

We've done this ride in summer time after reading past reviews and high scores for this trip but I got disappointed by reality. Here are the issues in the trip: 1. Trains are packed/fully booked, air conditioning lowered so you will feel a bit hot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
8  Thank Somewhere O
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eduarda m
July 28, 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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