Nov 22, 2016 - 9:26 AM
in reply to Naava
Hi Naava -
Take the early train and bus from Milano Centrale to Chur on the 1st. 0710 or 0810.
The 0710 gets you to Chur at 1150. Put your luggage in a locker at the main station. Maybe keep a bag with ovenight supplies with you.
Rent the car in Chur. On Saturday, the usual lunch break is apparently not observed, by Avis at least.
(Avis (for example) is about 1.3 km from the Bahnhof. Take a cab.)
Park the rental car. There are two car parks near the main station.
Take the train to Tirano , arriving in time for dinner. Stay overnight.
If you can catch the 1258 in Chur (possible but unlikely) , you'll get to Tirano at 1732 in time for the last return train to Pontresina at 1740. Lots of places to stay in Pontresina.
Or, if you catch the next train from Chur, stay overnight in Tirano. Return to Chur on Sunday. Buses at 0655 or trains at 0740. Or, later. Get car in Chur. Drive north. One hour to Appenzell..
That could be made to work, even if you have some slippage in the schedule, if you are already in Milano before Saturday and as long as you are willing to sleep in Tirano. If, however, you are flying into Malpensa on Saturday, you would have to check the schedule for the bus from Malpensa to Lugano ( and onward to Chur) and I doubt that it wouldall fit together.