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ellecll
ellecll
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Dec 7, 2012 - 6:01 AM
Hi, I will be getting an Eurail pass and I’m planning to spend 1 day in zurich, 1 day in Zermatt, then take either Glacier Express or Bernina Express.
I'll be going to Venice afterwards.

Which is more feasible and cost-effective forme, Glacier or Bernina?

Thanks!
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Arno
Arno
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Dec 8, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Welcome ellecll! From Zermatt, you can directly board the Glacier Express to St. Moritz, so that one makes more sense. From St. Moritz, you can travel to Venice via Thusis and Bellinzona, or alternatively catch the Bernina Express tot Tirano first. This is a detour though. All routes can be found through the timetable. As for costs: most Eurail passes cover the Glacier Express except for the leg Zermatt-Disentis. The Bernina Express route up to Tirano is entirely covered; the bus line between Tirano and Lugano is reduced. For both scenic trains a separate reservation fee has to be paid.

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ellecll
ellecll
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Dec 9, 2012 - 11:08 PM
Thanks for your reply!

Is it possible to travel overnight from St. Moritz to Venice if I do not want to stay overnight at St. Moritz?
Annika
Annika
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Dec 11, 2012 - 1:17 PM
Hi ellecll. No, there's no comfortable night train connection from St. Moritz to Venice. You can travel by night via Sargans and Inssbruck, but you'd have to switch trains halfway through the night. The timetable I mentioned provides details.

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