Aug 21, 2011 - 4:25 PM
I was just wondering if you could advise me on a couple of things.
After a week in Italy at Lake Iseo, I'll be travelling to Tirano. I need to get to Zurich, so am hoping to get the Bernina Express to Chur, and then a train from Chur to Zurich.
I understand there are regional trains as an alternative to the Bernina, but am struggling to work if they would be any better than just getting the Bernina direct to Chur. I understand its the same line, so the scenery is just as good, and I have no problem getting a regional train if it works out cheaper/less hassle.
But, for minimal changes, does the Bernina make the most sense for me en route to Zurich?
I'm on limited time so am not interested in stopping off anywhere overnight along the way (I would if I could!).
Also, in terms of a rail pass, I would be getting the train/s to Zurich, then spending two nights in the city, and then flying home. My hotel in Zurich is a little out of the centre so I would need to be getting the train in and out both days - does the Swiss Flexi Pass work on trams in the city centre? And it cover the Bernina right?
So the Swiss Flexi Pass - 145CFH - for 3 days (with 30% off at the moment)
Roughly, Bernina (Tirano-Chur) - 59CFH
Chur - Zurich train - 35CFH
A 72-hour Zurich card for 40CFH which would cover all the city travel.
They would work at about the same? Or am I forgetting something major?
Thank you for any help, it's much appreciated!