Apr 19, 2015 - 2:43 PM
I'll be taking a choo choo from Chur to Tirano in October. Something about this route really confuses me. I've taken trains in Switzerland before. Always seemed very straight forward. Go to the station, buy a ticket, wait for the next train. Not even important to check schedules as they run so frequently. On this route I understand there are express' and 'regional' trains. And they all take 4+ hours. I've seen Chur. Tirano doesn't sound like a touristic treat. (Just there to break the trip to Venice) So... The 'express' is just transportation so far as I can tell and leaves me with time to kill in in places of no particular interest. And it requires reservations and etc. Some questions about the 'regional' trains; Is there the same issues with reservations? Will the additional traffic to Milan for the Expo affect them? Are there still some with open windows? Can you get off and spend a few hours along the way? If you can break that ride is there anywhere along the way you can suggest a person might get out, stash luggage, and stretch their legs for 2 to 4 hour hike, or even a pleasant village to wander around?