Jul 19, 2017 - 12:36 AM
in reply to Sadhna
>> Also is there a big difference in the first and the second class?
This is the description of the difference between first and second class from the Bernina Express website:
In 1st class you benefit from generous space and plenty of leg room. 1st class offers generous, comfortable single and double seats. Thanks to the lower number of passengers per coach, your journey is quieter and more relaxed.
2nd class offers comfortable double seats with sufficient leg room.
>> And any suggestions if the right or the left side of the train offer better views?
Travelling towards Tirano, I prefer to sit on the right, for best views of the Landwasser Viadukt, lakes, glaciers, and the Brusio Viaduct. However, when you reserve your seat, there is no guarantee regarding the direction of travel of the carriages, so you can't be sure what side of the train your reserved seat will be on. However, if there are vacant unreserved seats, there is no reason you can't sit in them, instead of in your reserved seat. However, in August it is unlikely there will be vacant unreserved seats.
If you travel instead on the regional trains, reservations are not required, and you can choose where to sit, and move around as the scenery changes.