The Bernina Express runs from Chur to Tirano. From St. Moritz, you can take the direct local train which does not require reservations. You can just board if you have a rail pass such as the Swiss Travel Pass. If you don't have a pass, you need to buy a point to point ticket.
The bus from Tirano to Lugano can be booked through the link under "More on other websites" here. Booking is not open yet as far as I can see. The bus schedule of 2015 starts on March 28.
Find out how the several passes work, what they cost and where to buy.
Having trouble finding the right rail pass? Learn how to pick the one that best fits your plans.
Suggestions for day trips and hiking trails in the Swiss Alps.
Browse the hotels that we like. Budget hotels, hotels near the rail stations, mid class hotels, luxurious 5-star hotels, airport hotels and more.
Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!
Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They can arrange for your entire trip.