Bernina Express from Lucerne in 1 day

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May 31, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Hi, we are visiting Switzerland in August and would like to reserve seats on BEX . We have 1st Class Travel Passes. Can you please advise if there are VIP seats and how do we book them? We are going as far as Poschiavo and would like to return to Lucerne the same day as we are meeting up with family the following day. What is the quickest way to do this? We would appreciate your advice. Thanks

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May 31, 2018 - 11:10 PM in reply to Jock

Hello Jock and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

There are no VIP seats in the BEX, only the Golden Pass Line ( ldenpass).

You might want to have a look at the SBB Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page. Lucerne is not the easiest place to start and end a trip on the BEX.

You can book seats at c-trains/bernina-express#info.

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May 31, 2018 - 11:21 PM

you don;t give a starting point, but to do all that in 1 day would be a bit rushed.

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Jun 1, 2018 - 9:19 AM

Hi Jock,

You've planned to go as far as Poschiavo. I'd recommend to also consider to complete the Bernina line until Tirano, and either take the Bernina Express bus to Lugano or the train to Monza, and train to Lucerne from there. That doesn't necessarily take (much) more time than backtracking, and you'll see more. The part via Monza is not included in your pass, so you would need a separate ticket which isn't too expensive.

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Jun 2, 2018 - 11:05 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for your recommendations. We will take a look at different options including car rental for for one direction. Whatever we decide it will be a long full day of beautiful sights which makes everything worthwhile.😊

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