Bernina Express route from Tirano to Zurich

Bernina Express route from Tirano to Zurich

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Dec 19, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Hello, I am travelling January 16 from Tirano to Zurich and would like to take the scenic Bernina Express route. Swiss rail shows a 6 hour journey from Tirano to St. Mortiz to Landquart to Zurich. It does not stop in Chur. Is this the same scenic route or am I better off taking the shorter route that goes from Tirano to Pontresina to Chur and then to Zurich? If possible, I'd like to see St. Mortiz. I understand that all trains may not have panoramic cars. Thank you!

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Dec 20, 2017 - 6:26 AM in reply to navis

Hi navis, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

No, the route via Landquart is a different route from Pontresina onwards, but also scenic.

If you want to see the Landwasser Viadukt, select a connection that goes via Filisur and Tiefencastel to Chur. You will get the best view of it sitting on the left, facing backwards.

Do you mean you intend to get off the train in St Moritz for a few hours? If so, it's easy to get another train from St Moritz to Zürich that goes over the Landwasser Viadukt on the way to Chur.

In your timetable search, just put "From Tirano" "To Zürich HB" "Via St. Moritz", "via Tiefencastel", and next to St Moritz put the amount of time you want to spend in St Moritz. Sunset will be a bit after 17:00, so take that into account in planning your trip.


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