Bernina and Glacier Express directions

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Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Mar 25, 2016 - 1:01 AM

Thank you for posting the 30% discount offer for the Swiss Travel Pass. I successfully purchased 8 day passes for myself and my family. We will be arriving in Zurich at 3:00 pm on June 11 and departing from Zurich on June 19th. We had originally planned to go to St.Moritz on the 11th, take the Bernina Express to Lugano on the 14th, travel to Zermatt on the 16th, take the Glacier Express to Chur then the train from Chur to Zurich on the 18th. After carefully reviewing the timetable, I'm wondering if we will make more sense and save some travel time to go first to Lugano on the 11th and take the Bernina Express from Lugano to St. Moritz. Is there a difference in experiencing the Bernina Express in the south to north direction and The Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt instead of Zermatt to Chur? Please review my revised itinerary and let me know if it makes sense. Thank you for your expert advice.

June 11 - 17:17 train from Zurich Airport arriving in Lugano at 20:23

June 12 - Explore Lake Como area

June 13 - Bernina Express from Lugano to St. Moritz (bus and train)

June 14 and 15 - St. Moritz and surroundings

June 16 - Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt

June 17 - Zermatt and Gornergrat

June 18 - Hike near Zermatt in the morning and take the 16:13 train to Zurich.

Annika
Annika
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Mar 25, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Hi Travelbug53!

Good to hear you've arranged for your discounted Swiss Travel Pass. Sure, your revised itinerary is fine too. To me, the Glacier Express and Bernina Express directions really don't matter. You'll get to enjoy the exact same scenery along the way.

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
38 posts
active member
Mar 27, 2016 - 12:36 AM in reply to Annika

Thank you for your prompt reply. We're planning to stay in Pontresina. Will the train stop so we can disembark in Pontresina?

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
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Mar 27, 2016 - 7:53 AM in reply to Travelbug53

Hi Travelbug53,

Yes, all trains will stop in Pontresina. You can check either the regular timetable or the Bernina Express timetable for such details.

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