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Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur

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One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Swiss Alps: Enjoy the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano an back to Chur; links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery.  The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Just one of the highlights of the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Learn about the region as you travel from the train’s onboard commentary
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Chur railway Station is located centrally in the City with easy access.
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Bernina Express
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important: The Viator voucher is not your ticket. You will be sent after booking the supplier valid train ticket. Please ensure you provide a valid email address at the moment of booking
  • The valid ticket will be sent up to 3 months prior to travel date.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Stunning views all the way from Chur. Pay the extra for first class it's worth it. Glorious scenery for 4 hours. Food very limited to coffee and small snacks, but you arrive in Tirano for lunch.
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Response from RhaetischeBahn, Marketing at Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
Responded 2 days ago
We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed the train journey with us. Hope to see you soon on our trains again! Best regards Rhaetian Railway
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Wow! What an incredible experience. We started from the oldest settlement in Switzerland (5000 years old) in Chur. This is a great launching point. Swiss trains are fantastic and reliable (SBB), but even though you can book the reservation (ticket) on SBB, go to the actual
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Response from RhaetischeBahn, Marketing at Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
Responded 6 days ago
Wow - what a detailed, great feedback. Thank you very much for your 5 star top rating. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip in Switzerland, especially from Chur to Tirano (Bernina Express) so much! Also many thanks for the detailed booking-reccomendations for other travellers! We could imagine, you would like the views out of the Glacier Express as well. Could be worth a try? We hope to welcome you soon on board. Best regards Rhaetian Railway
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its a wonderful experience to take the train ride through the Bernina route from Chur to Tirano. The view during the journey is simply amazing. there are many beautiful bridges and tunnels. overall this was the best part of my entire Europe trip
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Response from RhaetischeBahn, Marketing at Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased that you were able to enjoy the Bernina Express experience. We are also delighted that you have chosen this trip as the highlight of your European tour. See you soon on board! Rhaetian Railway
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The trip has great views and the panoramic coach is the best way to see it. But, DO NOT use a re-seller it tour company to buy tickets. My family of 5 adults made the trip for about €150 total (that’s about €30 per person). You just have to know how to book it. You need to
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Response from RhaetischeBahn, Marketing at Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kenneth Thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the ride and hopefully your whole stay in Switzerland/Italy. See you soon on board our trains. Best regards Rhaetian Railway
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE! One of the best days ever! We were lucky to have a full snow day so the view was incredible. I was glued to the scenery for the whole day. We booked a first class seat in the middle of the train (carriage 51) would recommend another carriage for photographers
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Response from RhaetischeBahn, Marketing at Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your review and the valuable information for other travellers. Hopefully we see each other again soon on board of our trains. Best regards Rhaetian Railway
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By: Bernina Express
GuernseyMin
18586
Stunning scenery in panoramic carriage.
Stunning views all the way from Chur. Pay the extra for first class it's worth it. Glorious scenery for 4 hours.
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RoadTripper516
Wilmington, Delaware
911697
Easily One of the Best Experiences Ever!
Wow! What an incredible experience. We started from the oldest settlement in Switzerland (5000 years old) in
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skjwestmoi
Singapore
557
Mesmerising
I loved the ride! Mesmerising views with commentary where necessary. Ride was smooth as well. Service staff at the
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Carlos R
Katy, Texas
324
Bernina Red Train Guided Tour
Took the Bernina Express Tour from Milan, as provided by Viator Tours. The Tour departs from Milan by bus (near
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ProJ09
Copenhagen, Denmark
293
Scenic
So scenic, so beautiful. A must try attraction in Switzerland, even if you aren’t interested in trains. It really
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Taxidiotis
252
Mesmerizing view
its a wonderful experience to take the train ride through the Bernina route from Chur to Tirano. The view during
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Kenneth N
Venice, Florida
3717
Excellent trip
The trip has great views and the panoramic coach is the best way to see it. But, DO NOT use a re-seller it tour
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Lauren Heart
Scarborough, Australia
71
Best experience!
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! One of the best days ever! We were lucky to have a full snow day so the view was incredible. I
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Hooray H
London, United Kingdom
1792560
Must do
This is a really incredible train journey, all the way to Milan. The scenery is spectacular as is the engineering.
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Satisfied traveler
Irving, Texas
283
Beautiful and scenic
It is slightly on the expensive side but definitely worth taking it once. Book in advance as you may not get seats
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