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Bernina Express

From glaciers to palms

The UNESCO World Heritage Site and pristine Alpine landscapes within reach: a trip on the Bernina Express is a travel experience in a class of its own.

On the highest railway tracks in Europe and the steepest in the world, the Bernina Express takes its passengers on a unique journey through 55 tunnels and over 196 bridges. From Switzerland’s oldest town through wildly romantic gorges, past spectacular man-made structures such as the Landwasser Viaduct, up to the eternal ice of the glaciers and back down to the palm trees in the Italian town of Tirano: no other Alpine crossing is so spectacular. The modern panoramic cars offer first-class travel comfort and make the impressive landscape appear almost within reach.

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Bernina Express in the Montobello Curve in winter
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Fare per route (excluding supplements)

Journey 2nd class 1st class 2nd class, back 1st class, back
Chur - Tirano CHF 66.00 CHF 113.00 CHF 132.00 CHF 226.00
Chur - Poschiavo CHF 59.00 CHF 101.00 CHF 118.00 CHF 202.00
St. Moritz - Tirano CHF 33.00 CHF 57.00 CHF 66.00 CHF 114.00
St. Moritz - Poschiavo CHF 25.00 CHF 42.60 CHF 50.00 CHF 85.20
  • Prices subject to change.

  • Prices per person incl. VAT, without supplements

  • Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge. Children aged 6 to 16 pay half the fare.

  • The seat reservation supplement must be paid in full for everyone. Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, 1-day-travelpass, municipal 1-day-travelpass, Junior travelcard, Swiss travelpasses, Eurrail and Interrail passes are valid. The seat reservation supplement must be paid in full.

  • Quotation request for groups (10 or more persons)

Useful information

Seat reservation required
Travelling with a disability
Self-service bicycle transport


Bernina Express Bus

Those who want to experience even more Italian flavour can continue their panoramic journey from Tirano on the red Bernina Express Bus. Passing the expansive vineyards of the Valtellina, going through picturesque villages and along Lake Como, the journey takes you to Lugano – and from there at high speed through the Gotthard Base Tunnel back to German-speaking Switzerland.

Bernina Express Bus on Lake Como
© Rhätische Bahn AG

Bernina Express Bus timetable

Route: Lugano Stazione Nord – Tirano – Lugano Stazione Nord


  • 15.02. - 24.03.2024 (Thu-Sun)

  • 28.03. - 27.10.2024 (daily)

  • 31.10 - 24.11.2024 (Thu-Sun)

5950 5951
Lugano Stazione Nord dep. 10.00 arr. 17.30
Tirano arr. 13.00 dep. 14.20
Mandatory seat reservation for Bernina Express Bus

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