One of the best and the most scenic routes to cross the Alps from North to South or vice-versa, the Bernina Express rides over elegant viaducts, beautiful galleries and tunnels
The train runs on narrow-gauge and is operated by the Rhaetian Railway. Featuringpanoramic sightseeing cars the train reaches to height 7,391 feet at the Bernina Pass and takes a dropto 1,408 feet at Tirano, Italy; the terminating station.
Itinerary: Bernina Express starts from Chur or St. Moritz and crosses the glaciers of Bernina Pass to reach the village of Tirano in the beautiful Veltlin region of Italy. During the winter season the train departs twice daily from Chur and during the summer months depending upon the point of embarking,the train departs four times in a day. The entire train journey takes up to 4 hours. From Tirano there is also a Bernina Bus provided for visitors who wish to travel to Lugano. This journey fromTirano to Luganotakes approximately 3 hours.
During its journey the Bernina Express passes through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges. On the journey visitors cross the UNESCO World Heritage route, the Landwasser Viaduct, tunnels between Bergun and Preda, Ospizio Bernina, Alp Grum, the Palu and Morteratsch Glaciers, the old town of Poschiavo, circular viaduct at Brusio and Lugano.
Accommodation: The Bernina Express features first and second class panorama cars. Reservation is required for all the classes. Guests can enjoy a detailed narration throughout the journey. There is also a provision for guests to ride alongside the driver and view the Alps.
Dining: There is a dining car on the routes between Chur-Tirano; Bergun-Tirano; St. Moritz-Tirano and vice versa. The dining car serves light snacks and drinks (not Halal). Guests are free to carry their own lunch and snacks. They can also opt to eat at a café in Tirano.