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This 4-hour train ride through the Swiss Alps on the Bernina Express starts at the St. Moritz railway station in the center of the city. Your train departs at 9:30a.m. sharp, so make sure to show up a little early to give yourself some lead time.

Get ready for a scenic train ride where you can catch sight of glaciers, mountains, gorges, and even a palm tree of two through the huge panoramic windows. Part of the train track is considered a Unesco World Heritage site, which is one of the only few train tracks to ever be considered. Plus, the train cars are air-conditioned to keep you comfortable, and a trolley comes by to offer snacks and beverages along the way (own expense).

During your trip, pass by the city of Chur, which is known as one of the oldest cities in all of Switzerland. Ride along the Plessur River, and pass two lakes, Lago Bianco and Lej Nair. Enjoy the alpine scenery on the Bernina Pass, and watch as the Mediterranean atmosphere comes into view as you reach the Poschiavo Valley.

After making it to Tirano, your train then goes back to the city you started in — St. Moritz.
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Ride over bridges, through forests, across mountain passes, and past one of the oldest cities in Switzerland on this 4-hour train ride through the Swiss Alps on the Bernina Express. From the panoramic windows in your train, see the sights of the area, including Chur, Lej Nair, Lago Bianco, Plessur River, and Poschiavo Valley. During your journey, you can stay seated or walk around to admire the views from different vantage points. Plus, a trolley is on-call to bring you drinks and snacks when needed (own expense).
  • 4-hour train ride through the Swiss Alps on the Bernina Express
  • Ride the train from St. Moritz to Tirano and back to St. Moritz
  • Take in stunning views of the glaciers, mountains, and gorges from the panoramic windows
  • Travel on the Bernina Pass over to Poschiavo Valley
  • Enjoy seeing Chur, one of the oldest cities in Switzerland
  • Cruise along the Plessur River, and pass two lakes, Lago Bianco and Lej Nair
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great views and stunning scenery

This is a great way to experience some of the beautiful scenery in Switzerland while riding on a very comfortable train journey. We started from Varenna on Lake Como on a local train to Tirano and then a return trip to St Moritz on the...More

Thank Timmide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenery was spectacular, although this was only a short train trip was well worth it, Staff and Service was very good.

Thank 228linda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I would highly recommend

Bernina Express train was awesome. We love it. It is a great experience. I will highly recommend scenic sightseeing from Lugano to Tirano and Triano to St. Mortiz.

Thank Archana P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely gorgeous

The scenery on the Bernina is breathtaking. All of the windows open and it is easy to move from one side of the car to the other for photos. One thing to know is that if you go in summer St. Moritz is essentially closed....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scenic and beautiful

We have tried both Bernina and Glacier Express, but we found Bernina better due to better scenery and shorter ride. Although the train itself was smaller, the experience was awesome. There are no charging outlets though, so be sure to charge everything before you go.

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July 28, 2018|
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Response from PennyV0163 |
The bernina express doesn't actually go to St Moritz. It stops at Pontressina and you change to a local train for a 10 minute ride to st moritz.
Bob T
July 3, 2018|
Response from neil a | Reviewed this property |
It was on perfect time when we travelled