One day train option from Zurich guidance needed

One day train option from Zurich guidance needed

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Mountain777
Mountain777
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May 17, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Hi there,

I have one day spare in zurich and planning to utilize full on travel by train have following ideas.

Zurich to Tirano via bernina express 7:07 to 12:45

Tirano to zurich 14:26 to 19:53

Please guide me if this trip is worth that much travel or if you have better traveling option.

Thanks in Advance....

Arno
Arno
7718 posts
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May 18, 2016 - 5:34 AM

Hi Mountain777,

That trip is worth it, although the disadvantage is that you need to backtrack (most of) the route. Alternatively you can travel from Tirano to Milan to Zurich for more variety. That takes about half an hour extra. Another option is to do part of the Glacier Express route as explained here.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
125 posts
active member
May 18, 2016 - 8:14 AM in reply to Mountain777

Hi Mountain777,

If you are travelling between now and 23 October, another option to avoid backtracking would be to go back to Zürich via Lugano, travelling from Tirano to Lugano on the Bernina Express bus.

Also, I would not spend so much time in Tirano, but rather take short break on the way down at Alp Grüm, and then continue to Tirano on a local train.

There is a restaurant with a terrace and lovely views right at the Alp Grüm station

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-au/alp-gruem.html

www.engadin.stmoritz.c h/winter/en/gastronomi e/hotel-restaurant-alp-gruem/

To pass the time in Tirano, you could perhaps visit the Basilica of the Madonna of Tirano ("Santuario della Madonna di Tirano" in Italian) which has a beautiful interior and is about 15 minutes walk from the station. The train actually passes it on the way into Tirano. Between June and September, it is usually open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, but closes between 12:15 and 2:30 at other times. The website is only in Italian, but has some pictures and a map.

santuarioditirano.it/

If you decide to do it this way and need assistance working out which trains and buses to catch, let me know your date of travel and I will work out the details.

Alpenrose

Last modified on May 18, 2016 - 8:23 AM by Alpenrose666
Mountain777
Mountain777
5 posts
new member
May 18, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Really thanksffor such detailed information.

Since just today i went n came back from jungfraujoch and was so luckey that weather was as per attached pictures.

lauterbrunnen just saw from station and having strong urge to see it and murren. by going from zurich via bern to interlaken on 20th.... 21st im returning back.....suggest me somthig for that.

Its super wonderfull land, must visit again and people i will share my whole turbo tour story on another blog.

thanks once again all of you who has shared those information.

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Arno
Arno
7718 posts
expert &
moderator
May 19, 2016 - 5:51 AM

Wonderful pictures; I'm glad you had such a nice day!

Perhaps you're interested in these walks:

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
May 20, 2016 - 12:08 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

<<"Also, I would not spend so much time in Tirano, but rather take short break on the way down at Alp Grüm, and then continue to Tirano on a local train.">>

Never tried it. Sounds very good.

Thanks,

Slowpoke

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