Geneva zermatt st moritz tirano

Geneva zermatt st moritz tirano

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Feb 9, 2011 - 4:25 AM
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we are a family of 2 adults 2 children From Australia looking to travel from geneva airport by train to Zermatt on 6th september, staying 3 nights then travelling the Glacier express to St Moritz staying overnight if need be then travelling on Bernina express to Tirano. As this involves 5 days in total what is the best pass to use or should we book individual journeys? Is their an alternative means of transport instead of Bernina express to get from St Moritz to Tirano? I would perhaps go by car but it involves 2 countries and would be prohibiitve. Any suggestions
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Feb 10, 2011 - 3:42 AM
Hello Mike.Price! A Swiss Flexi Pass will fit your needs. The 3 day variant offers 3 days of free travelling, which can be used for the trips Geneva Airport-Zermatt, Zermatt-St. Moritz and St. Moritz-Tirano. On the days in between, during your stay in Zermatt, a 50% discount applies. You'll save about CHF 50.00 on the train trips you mention, compared to regular fares, and on top of this you will save more money when using your pass for cable cars or other day trips from Zermatt.

The main connection between St. Moritz and Tirano is the Bernina pass route by train. However, you don't have to travel in a special panoramic Bernina Express train, which has to be booked in advance. Regular trains run on this route as well. For these trains, seats don't have to be reserved. The Swiss timetable shows whether a Bernina Express train is involved or not. Please enter your journey, click 'Show all details' and see if 'BERNINA EXPRESS' is indicated under the header 'Comments'.
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Feb 12, 2011 - 11:03 PM
Thanks Annika that was a big help. when we get to tirano we were hoping to stop at Varenna on Lake Como but we cant see any connection to get there. can you help please
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Feb 13, 2011 - 5:25 AM
Hello Mike. Both the Swiss and the Italian timetable list connections to Varenna-Esino. There's a direct train connection between Tirano and Varenna.
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Feb 25, 2011 - 7:06 PM
Hi Again Anika
We have pretty much decided on our trip now which is arriving 7/sept at Geneva airport transferring to Zermatt by train, staying 3 nights then leaving for Como. It looks as though the swiss transfer ticket would be our best option. One of the trains on the timetable shows a 903 departure that goes part way on the glacier express before deviating down to Como at Andermatt. Is that permissible or do we have to take the most direct route? Do we also have to pay extra for the Italian portion of the train journey or is that included
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Feb 26, 2011 - 4:45 AM
Hi Mike. If the timetable comes up with a route, this is either the quickest or the cheapest one (as long as you don't specify that you want to travel via another railway station). So yes, if part of the Glacier Express is involved, you may use the route for your outbound trip. Please note that you should make seat reservations in case you're actually travelling on a Glacier Express train. If a regular regional train is involved, you don't have to reserve seats.

Your Swiss Transfer Ticket is valid up to the Swiss-Italian border. At the map we link to on the Swiss Transfer Ticket detail page (please refer to the header 'Swiss Transfer Ticket features') you'll find a map showing a detailed overview of the validity area. Most connections will run via Chiasso, up to which the Swiss Transfer Ticket is valid. For the small Italian leg of the route to Como, a separate ticket should be purchased.

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