Jul 19, 2012 - 5:47 PM
New to the website/forum, but I am Swiss! (Although I've only been a few times.) Traveling through Switzerland this summer from London to Italy, so that we can travel the route of the Bernina Express. I am inclined to just take the actual Bernina Express, but have heard some talk about open air carriages along the same route. The very nice people at Rhaetian Railways pointed me to the information about the open air carriages from St. Moritz to Tirano, but it seems that if you were to do that, you'd have to go from Zurich to St. Moritz first, and then you would miss some of the most exciting pieces of the Bernina Express, no? Are there also open air carriages on the actual Bernina Express route, on regional trains or something, that are just not advertised at all?? I love the idea of having an open air carriage (and not having to leave Zurich at 7!), but haven't been able to get a straight answer on this, and certainly don't want to miss the only BE of the day! Btw, why do they only have one a day, and so early? Seems like it would behoove them to have at least one more later in the day.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!