May 27, 2017 - 5:55 PM
So it wasn't quite as straight forward as this thread www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bernina-express-bus-from-tirano would lead you to believe.
On leaving the Bernina Express train you turn right out of the station and you will see an underpass with a sign which says Bus to Lugano e Poschiavo.
Once you you get to the other side of the subway you should see the red Bernina Bus.
Pro-tip: If you need to visit a toilet before boarding the bus. Go to the one at the Station where the train arrives. The one at the bus depot leaves a lot to be desired (breathable air, toilet paper, soap, dry floor etc etc); ENTER AT YOU OWN RISK!
The Bus stops for a toilet break about half-way to Lugano. The stop was supposed to be 10 minutes but was closer to 30 mins as that's how long the queue for the toilet took to clear. Maybe because there where two buses. The red Bernina bus and a suplementary Post bus.
The bus ride is quite scenic once you reach Lake Como and is an amazing demonstration of the bus driver's ability to negotiate the narrow winding road. If you sit near the front of the bus you will marvel at the number of times the bus squeezes through impossible gaps