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.
The Bernina Express, Rhaetian Railway’s classic train, is a rolling legend and one of the most famous trains in the world. 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, 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.
Fare per route (excluding supplements)
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.
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 timetable
Route: Lugano Stazione Nord – Tirano – Lugano Stazione Nord
16.02. – 26.03.2023 (Thu-Sun)
30.03. – 22.10.2023 (daily)
26.10. – 26.11.2023 (Thu-Sun)