How to travel from Milan to Lucerne in one day?

How to travel from Milan to Lucerne in one day?

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xuanwong
xuanwong
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Jun 26, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Hi,

I would like to travel form Milan to Lucerne via Bernina Express in August. However, according to my research on the train schedule, there is only 1 timing for Bernina Express that brings me to Chur which will reach at 18:20. The earliest train to from Chur to Lucerne is 18:39, would i be in time to change train in a short 19 mins?

Would it be advisable to do this route or is there any other better routes? Need some advice, your help is much appreciated.

Cheers,

Xuan

Arno
Arno
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Jun 26, 2017 - 3:31 PM in reply to xuanwong

Hi Xuan,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! 19 minutes is a lot of time to change trains. You really only need 5 minutes maximum.

The Bernina route is very nice. Another good one is the Gotthard Panorama Express. The links get you all the details so you can compare.

xuanwong
xuanwong
5 posts
new member
Jul 2, 2017 - 2:22 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Do i need to pre-book the train ticket from Milan to Tirano and also the train ticket from for Bernina Express if I have a swiss pass on hand.

Thanks.

Regards,

Yu Xuan

Annika
Annika
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Jul 2, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Hi Yu Xuan,

You don't have to pre-book tickets for Milan-Tirano. You can just buy tickets locally at Milan before boarding or through myswissalps.com/traint ickets/italy/price. If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, the Bernina Express journey will be for free. No need to buy tickets, but you do need additional seat reservations and those are not included in the Swiss Travel Pass. Please see myswissalps.com/bernin aexpress/packages for seat reservations.

xuanwong
xuanwong
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Jul 3, 2017 - 1:15 AM

Hi Anika,

Thanks for sharing the link. Just to confirm i am booking it correctly, the reservation cost 18Euro.

I can't seems to choose seat from the link you share me, do i have the option to choose seat or simply just book to guarantee a seat on that day?

Regards,

Yu Xuan

Arno
Arno
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Jul 3, 2017 - 9:17 AM in reply to xuanwong

Sounds all good! Indeed you can't pick a seat. The reservation you'll receive shows a car and seat number.

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